Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Community cleanup continues

South part of Everly hit hard by June floods

An army of volunteers made light work of more than 34 tons of flood-damaged items in Everly on Friday.

"It was amazing," said Mayor Ron Thompson. "Everyone worked their tails off."

Working as a team, the group made its way around town removing furniture and other household items from curbs. The damage was done during a flood late last month which filled basements on the south side of town and elsewhere.

Everly Fire Chief Brian Kahl, who also serves as the city's street superintendent, helped organize the cleanup.

"I was driving around seeing all the damage, and I thought, 'This isn't Everly,'...

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