top story Photos: 2008 North Iowa Flood Jun 7, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save 10 NW area flooded 10th Street NW, Mason City ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette 2008 Flood Flood of 2008, Mason City ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette 2008 Flood Flood of 2008, Rock Falls ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette 2008 Flood Flood of 2008, Mason City wastewater treatment plant ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette 2008 Flood Flood of 2008, Mason City ARIAN SCHUESSLER, The Globe Gazette Autumn Park Residents of Autumn Park Apartments were evacuated due to flooding in June 2008. JEFF HEINZ, Globe Gazette Buser,Dean Dean Buser shows how deep the flood waters were on his house at 705 N. Hampshire Ave. in Mason City. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette CAMP AT THE WOODS_1655616_841237.JPG Campers react as they watch the rising waters at the Camp at the Woods in Rock Falls. ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette CAMP AT THE WOODS_1655618_523074.JPG Mason City Firefighters Jack Odegaard (left) and Jared Ogbourne fight the currents of the Shell Rock River as they check trailers parked at the Camp at the Woods in Rock Falls. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette canoe access only Residents in the 600 and 700 block of North Hampshire Ave. were using canoes to access their homes. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Canoe travel Residents in the 600 and 700 block of North Hampshire Ave. were using canoes to take generators to their homes to pump out water and retrieve items. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Charles City Flood Julie Begemann (right) and her daughter, Lauren Begemann, 19, were among the volunteers filling sandbags at the Hy-Vee parking lot in Charles City. Mary Pieper/Globe Gazette Charles City Flooding Main St. bridge, water crashing against West side MIKE MUNSHOWER/The Globe Gazette CHARLES CITY FLOODING_1655674_849812.JPG The Charles City McDonald's restaurant is flooded, along with many other businesses along South Grand Avenue. LEE NEWS SERVICE/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler CHARLES CITY FLOODING_1655678_458748.JPG More than 500 homes have been flooded or damaged by flood waters in Charles City and an estimated 100 residents were evacuated by fire department personnel. LEE NEWS SERVICE/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler CHARLES CITY FLOODING_1655679_250177.JPG Many of the businesses along South Grand Avenue in Charles City have been affected by the flood waters of the Cedar river. LEE NEWS SERVICE/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler CHARLES CITY FUNDING_1655680_208324.JPG Many of the businesses along South Grand Avenue in Charles City have been affected by the flood waters of the Cedar river. LEE NEWS SERVICE/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler Charles City Suspension Bridge The swinging suspension bridge in Charles City, which was more than 100 years old, was in ruins after the flood. Paul Meerdink - Dairy Queen Paul Meerdink mixes texture for the walls at Dairy Queen, one of the businesses in Charles City closed after the flood. Drinking water Seven semi-tractor trailers arrived with tankers of drinking water at the Red Cross/Salvation Army center of help at the former Hobby Lobby in Southport. The drinking water was provided as the city tried to determine the safety of its drinking water, after a levee was breached at the wastewater treatment plant. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette East Park Mason City Park Dept. employees cleaned more than a foot of silt from this shelter house in June 2008. JEFF HEINZ, Globe Gazette East Park Trail collapsed along the Willow Creek footbridge area. msc East Park Playground equipment east of the deer pen in East Park. Evacuation Jason Weese and Wes Lastine evacuate residents in the 400-600 block of North Van Buren. msc Evacuation Autumn Park Apartments residents were evacuated by Mason City firefighters Evacuation Ardella Shannon is evacuated from her Mason City home by firefighters. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Evacuation Mason City firefighters prepare to evacuate residents from Autumn Park apartments as flood waters rise. msc evacuations Ardella Shannon is evacuated by Mason City firefighters from her home in the 1300 block of North Connecticut FLOOD CLEAN UP_1655764_970249.JPG Rich Woiwod, left, lifts items through the collapsed foundation of a home owned by and Rich and Brandi Betts at 615 N. Harrison in Mason City. Arian Schuessler, Globe Gazette FLOOD CLEAN UP_1656087_656498.JPG Vicky Wold spent the last day of her week long vacation carrying drywall from her basement to the curb in front of her home on North Van Buren Avenue in Mason City. ARIAN SCHUESSLER, The Globe Gazette FLOOD CLEANUP Rich Woiwod, left, and Daryl Ouverson lift items through the collapsed foundation of a home owned by and Adam and Brandi Betts at 615 N. Harrison in Mason City. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette FLOOD CLEANUP_1655767_460020.JPG Dale Helgeland power washes a leather couch that was in a flooded home owned on South Birch Drive in June 2008 in Mason City. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette FLOOD CLEAN-UP_1656126_27078.JPG Tim Walrod, left, and Butch Berding help move furniture destroyed by flooding from the home of their friend, Pete Vega, who lives on 11th N.E. in Mason City. The foundation of Vega's home has collapsed on two sides. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette Flood damage Scott Miller stacks up items damaged by flood waters by the curb of his residence on Jamestown Road. FLOOD DAMAGE_1655901_231466.JPG The entire 600 block of North Van Buren is lined with items damaged in the flood. ARIAN SCHUESSLER, Globe Gazette Flood Debris Carol Cole, 57, of Greene, crosses the Main St. bridge, which crosses the recently flooded Shell Rock River. During the flood, debris was carried into downtown Greene and has been deposited near the bridge in front of Dralle's Department Store. msc FLOOD DEBRIS_1656481_986972.JPG A compactor works the mountain of garbage at the Landfill of North Iowa on Monday. Some 1500 tons of flood related debris has been deposited there since June 9. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette Flood evacuation Ardella Shannon was evacuated by Mason City firefighters Doug Harms (left) and Jared Ogbourne from her flooded home at 1331 N. Conn. Ave. msc FLOOD LEVY_1655902_135845.JPG City workers patch a break in the levy near the 12th St. bridge on Thursday. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette FLOOD MEETING_1655899_449483.JPG Jeff Coe wore boots to a neighborhood informational meeting at Jefferson School. His home on North Maryland Drive was heavily damaged by the flood. (Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette) msc FLOOD VOLUNTEERS_1655829_133014.JPG Javier Castorena, 27, volunteers carrying water at a distribution center at Southport Mall in Mason City. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette Fllood Residents and friends in the Oak Park area along North Hampshire used canoes to remove items from flooded homes. msc Flooded Farm Submerged farm in North Iowa. Arian Schuessler/The Globe Gazette flooded street South Jackson Street near the Floyd County Courthouse was one of the areas flooded in Charles City. Flooded Tori's The flood water in Charles City encroached upon a number of businesses, including Tori's Bar, which is right by the Cedar River. FLOODING LOSS_1655827_813380.JPG Like many of his neighbors on 7th place S.W., 83-year-old Jim Holahan spent Wednesday carrying items destroyed by flood water to the curb. Arian Schuessler, The Globe Gazette Flooding Autumn Park Apartments evacuations Sunday morning. Mason City firefighter Jamey Medlin removes a resident. Flooding Residents in the 600 block of North Van Buren Ave. remove items from their house as the flood waters rise Sunday afternoon. msc Flooding Autumn Park Apartments evacuation. flooding 400-700 block of North Van Buren. flooding 16th SE and South Virginia Ave. flooding Thomas Strong, right, talks with Tim and LeAnne Stoltenberg in the Oak Park area as flood waters rise. Flooding Wes Lastine, left in waders, Jason Weese, front right and Randy Beaver evacuate neighbors after the June, 8, 2008 flooding in the 400-600 block of North Van Buren in Mason City. JEFF HEINZ, Globe Gazette Harkin Grassley visit U. S. Sen. Tom Harkin, second from the left, talks with Tim Rozen , while U..S. Sen. Charles Grassley, second from the right, talks with Jim Kuhlman ,Tim Stoltenberg and other during a visit to Mason City. msc High water Mason City firefighters from the left, Doug Harms, Jack Odegaard, Tim Cahalan and Jared Ogbourne check a car at 13th and Elm Drive as the flood waters rise in that area. File, Globe Gazette Flooding Tim Stoltenberg, in the water, with help from Mason City firefighter Jeff Ogbourne, removes items from his mother's home. Jeff Heinz Krieger's Flood Krieger's Greenhouse and Floral, 2299 4th St SE, sustained major flooding as it is located just east of the Winnebago River. Mason City floods Residents watch their neighborhood flood in June 2008 in Mason City. JEFF HEINZ, Globe Gazette Metalcraft Metalcraft pumping water from their basement. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Metalcraft Metalcraft RFID Engineer Raj Patel explains the damage in one of the company's basement work areas. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Metalcraft Metalcraft RFID Engineer Raj Patel helps clean up flood damage in the company's basement. JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Oak Park area Oak Park area in Mason City. N. Maryland Ave. in lower left. Arian Schuessler, The Globe Gazette Oil slicks Oil slicks in Mason City neighborhood. ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette Opportunity Village. Photo courtesy of Opportunity Village. Staff and volunteers create a temporary sand berm next to Executive Cottage at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake.. msc pressure of floodwaters Peggy Senzarino/Globe Gazette The pressure of the rising floodwaters caved in the walls of at least two homes in the 1000 block of Second St. NE. MaryJo Burkgren of Nora Springs examines the damage at a home occupied by her uncle and cousin, Keith Burgess and Denise Burgess. msc rain A farm field fills with rain water south of Fertile Removal Donna Stoltenberg, right, watches as City workers remove flood damaged items from her house at 718 North Hampshire. ROAD FLOODS_1655775_200733.JPG A county blacktop south of Marble Rock caved in after the flood waters of the Shell Rock river damaged the roadway. ARIAN SCHUESSLER/Thee Globe Gazette ROCKWELL RESCUE_1655619_567428.JPG Emergency officials carry Harley Sturges into the back of an ambulance after being trapped in a car washed off the road north of Rockwell. ARIAN SCHUESSLER/Thee Globe Gazette SALVATION CANTEEN_1655766_320301.JPG The Salvation Army serves food and drink at a mobile canteen station at Southport Mall in Mason City on Tuesday. ARIAN SCHUESSLER/Thee Globe Gazette STORMS_1655504_436874.JPG Ron Jost Jr., left, and Rick Reed watch the sky over Rock Falls after a tornado warning was called in Cerro Gordo County. More than six inches of rain fell across North Iowa. (ARIAN SCHUESSLER/The Globe Gazette) msc Unsafe house 1300 block of Elm Drive. Wash out Railroad ties and bed washed away, south of 19th SE between South Carolina and South Hampshire. Water plant Mason City's water treatment plant Yellow tagged house Yellow tagged house at 711 N. 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