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Rushford's Winter Coming Too Soon

After the flood of Rush Creek six weeks ago, Rushford, Minn. is struggling to rebuild before winter hits. Up to 15 inches of rain in some areas left much of the town destroyed. The town school has been recently re-opened, but the local grocery store still remains closed and the State Farm Insurance agent is working out of a trailer home.

The need for carpenters, electricians and plumbers is crucial as the temperatures continue to drop. Many of the residents of Rushford are hoping to be back in their houses by Christmas. This is becoming harder to accomplish as the media coverage continues to dwindle and volunteers become less frequent.

The financial struggle to rebuild has been especially difficult. Nearly the entire town did not have flood insurance policies, so virtually none of the damages were covered. As the town continues to rebuild, they hope that the winter temperatures can hold off, even in Minnesota.