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Floodwater strands northwest Iowa couple

May 28, 2013

LE MARS (AP) — A northwest Iowa couple have been rescued from their home after it was surrounded by rising floodwater from a nearby creek.

Stephanie Luecke told the Sioux City Journal that she and her husband, Ray, had never seen Willow Creek rise so quickly near their home off Iowa Highway 3 on the northeast side of Le Mars. She says the water "surrounded us like an island."

Water was creeping up the front porch by the time rescue workers arrived at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The Lueckes expect to spend three days at a nearby motel but don't know what they'll do next. Stephanie Luecke says she and her husband are wondering what they'd done "to deserve this."

Officials say Le Mars got nearly 4.25 inches of rain over the weekend.

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