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0219 OTT Flooding photo color -L -M

Residents who live in the Samantha Street area on the far west side of Ottumwa have to deal with constant threat of flooding because of a broken and blocked culvert underneath the railroad tracks that run beside the Des Moines River. Buddy Kelley, pictured, at one time had standing water in his garage for almost a week during a storm last summer.

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