Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

S-N Editorial

In the face of adversity, neighbors helped neighbors after floodwaters decimated homes and businesses across NWI

Hearts are heavy across the region due to massive flooding that brought untold levels of damage in Rock Valley, Spencer and elsewhere. Recovery will take years, and there's little folks can do but lend a helping hand right now.

The sky was a geyser late last month. More than a foot of rain fell in some parts, which is obviously more than our ground, streams, creeks and rivers can handle. The deluge led to record flooding that displaced thousands of people. Homes were destroyed, businesses shuttered and hearts were broken.

Still, the region has shown resolve. The spirit of community has been st...