Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Eastern Iowa Residents Working to Clean Up After Floods

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SUMNER, Iowa  --  Hundreds of Iowans in eastern Iowa are still drying out from recent rain.

The storms triggered flash flooding, with the water taking over roadways, parks, and backyards. The flood waters even broke the foundation of one home.

Many people are working to drain their basements and salvage what they can. One family put their clothes and items outside, hoping they can be saved.

"This is my first time ever having to deal with floods, but it was nothing where my belongings got destroyed and everything, and it's kind of there's a first time for everything, but it's like, how do you take care of this stuff?" said Sumner resident Mark Hyman.

Mark says the family of five lost a lot from their basement due to flooding. On Saturday night, they still did not have power and the basement remained full of water.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.