When the levees breached this week, it was landlocked Midwesterners who got flooded

Kathy Roberts has almost nothing left. The South Dakota resident escaped flooding Sunday night with her cat and the clothes on her back, KTIV-TV reported.

“I heard screaming outside and looked outside and I had neighbors that had water rushing into their place and water was slowly rising in my driveway,” Ms. Roberts said. “Within eight minutes, I was leaving my house and driving through water that was up over my step rails on my jeep.”

In the residential development where Ms. Roberts lived along McCook Lake in North Sioux City, the devastation was coming into focus as floodwaters began to recede, exposing collapsed streets, utility poles, and trees. Some homes were washed off their foundations.

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