Flood damage estimates rise in Waseca

Logan Krevchuck, 14, puts his hand in a whirlpool.
Logan Krevchuck, 14, puts his hand in a whirlpool as flood waters drained along Second Street Northwest in Waseca, Minn., Thursday.
Jackson Forderer for MPR News

Estimates of flood damage are rising in Waseca.

Waseca County's emergency management director, Nancy Lageson, tells The Free Press of Mankato that the county's assessment has doubled since last week's heavy rain, with at least 75 percent of the homes in the area damaged by flooding.

A line nearly 200 yards long of trucks and cars filled with wet carpets, furniture and waterlogged TVs and appliances was lined up Monday at the city's debris dump site.

John McGuire was hauling a trailer with carpet and furniture and was making his fifth trip to the dump, with more to come. He said his family had 10 inches of water in their basement.

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