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Memorial Day deluge


June 6, 2022

This shot, taken by Tom Schimelfenig, shows the scope of flooding in Carrington Memorial Day, May 30. Looking west down 2nd St. South, it's hard to tell if it's a street or a river.

The Memorial Day holiday, normally a time of reverence and reflection on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us, provided a rude awakening for Carrington homeowners when a thunderstorm hit the city hard Monday, May 30.

As much as 4 1/2 inches of rain dumped down on the city in a 24-hour period, flooding basements and lawns and overpowering Carrington's municipal storm sewer sytem.

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