Eastern neighborhoods of Luverne, south of County Road 4 (East Main Street), were underwater on June 16, 2014, when heavy rains caused the Rock River to overflow its banks. Mike and Karen Mensen’s two-story home is pictured surrounded by water.

Community looks back on June 2014 record flood

Last year Father’s Day weekend celebrations were put on hold in Rock County as residents dealt with the aftereffects of severe flooding.

The persistent weather front helped the area recover from a yearlong drought, but it turned into too much of a good thing June 14-16, 2014, when more than 13 inches of rain caused the Rock River to swell to new record high levels.


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