Dayton Residents Assess the Damager After Friday's Flash Flooding

By Christopher Oswalt | coswalt@weareiowa.com

Published 08/30 2015 12:11AM

Updated 08/30 2015 12:12AM

(DAYTON) – Twenty-four hours after much of the town of Dayton was under water, caused by flash flooding, homeowners are getting to assess the damage.

The bridge on the 2000 block of Skillet Creek Road is washed out. On Friday, flood waters covered the bridge as trees hit up against its side. The Dayton area saw nearly 10 inches of rain Friday.

"It's crazy,” Joe Fiebijer, who has lived in Dayton his whole life, said. “You know just a matter of time and how much debris and everything can be so devastating to the community and so forth."

Up and down Skillet Creek Road is evidence of the flood. On one side, a car swept away sits sideways in the ditch, pastures and crop land are flat.

“It’s like a water tornado coming though,” Joe said. “A tornado can be just as devastating as flooding.”

Roads remains closed throughout the area.

The Webster County Emergency Manager and Dayton’s mayor will survey the damage Sunday.

 

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