MASON CITY — Streets flooded Sunday afternoon in a heavy downpour.

Nearly 2.75 inches of rain fell in Mason City, most of it within a two-hour period, said Adam Frederick, KIMT chief meteorologist.

“Right smack in downtown we got hit with the heavy stuff,” he said. “It was a very localized band of heavy rain.”

The east side of town wasn’t hit as hard, he said, noting 1.1 inches of rain was measured at John Adams Middle School.

Charles City received 0.12 inches of rain Sunday, while Lake Mills received 0.17 inches and Forest City had 0.67 inches, according to Frederick.

The intersections of First Street and South Monroe Avenue and 10th Street and Elm were among those flooded Sunday afternoon, according to Sgt. Steve Klemas of the Mason City Police Department.

He said some vehicles stalled because of the flooding, but “some citizens helped out” and wreckers also helped get the vehicles out of the flooded streets.

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