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Former fire chief remembers Flood of 2007

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La Crescent, MN (WXOW) -

It has been ten years since one of the most devastating floods in our area's history.

The flash flooding in 2007 impacted communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin, bringing up to 17-inches of rainfall in some spots overnight. Emergency responders received thousands of calls for help in just hours.

Former La Crescent Fire Chief, Bernie Buehler, said the Flood of 2007 was a defining moment in his time as fire chief.

"One thing we did do once we got the group all together, we got in a circle and had a moment of silence and said a prayer and thanked God for guiding over us and seeing that we all came back alive," Buehler said.

News 19 has put together a comprehensive anniversary special about the Flood of 2007. You can see Deluge in the Dark on our channel on Saturday, August 19 immediately following the Green Bay Packers game.

Learn more about the floods of 2007:

Deluge In The Dark: The flash floods of 2007

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