Rains cause massive water buildup in town

Many residents know that every year, the first week of June is slotted for the National Sandbass Festival (NSBF). However, this year’s festival will go down in history for more than just the concerts, carnival food and rides.

The NSBF went from June 3 to June 8, but the rains were trying to outlast the festival. The storms rolled through and sat on top of Madill for four days, June 3 to June 6 to be exact.

The rains during festival week came so quick that the city drainage could not keep up. The flooding peaked on June 5. Madill’s town plaza and the section of town near Hobo Joe’s restaurant had quite a bit of water in the roadway.

The water got so high on June 5 that one of the port-o-potties in the square for festival guests floated down the road.

Marcie Harrison from the Marshall County Water Corporation said the rains did not affect them, even though they were in the affected area. They were not flooded in and had no issues leaving work that day, she said.

Donny Raley, emergency manager for the City of Madill, was able to provide comment on the rainfall received during the NSBF.



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