Without a doubt, there’s no drought in northern Iowa. Parts of Kossuth County are again underwater.Floodwaters are washing over towns in northern Iowa’s Kossuth County for the second time in three days. Eastern parts of the county got up to six inches of rain this morning, washing out streets and swamping some homes. Barb Zwiefel is city clerk for the waterlogged town of Titonka. She says many homes have water in their basements and some have sewer back ups.The nearby towns of Wesley and St. Benedict also got heavy rain overnight. There are no injuries reported. Zwiefel says residents in the town of Titonka, population 610, are tolerating the muddy, wet mess. She says it’s a common thing in the low-lying town.Heavy rain late Sunday and early Monday flooded another Kossuth County town about 20 miles south of Titonka. The LuVerne area received up to eight inches of rain in that round, but Zwiefel says that bullet dodged her town.When asked about predictions of severe summer drought, Swiefel laughs and asks “What happened to that?”
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