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Governor Branstad tours Dubuque storm damage

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division Administrator Brig. Gen. Derek Hill toured Dubuque on Thursday afternoon.

They toured the Comiskey Park area and then held a press conference for the media.

10.92 inches of rain fell in Dubuque overnight and rain continues to fall over eastern Iowa. That's a record for the day in Dubuque, and the most of any July day in history. There were unofficial reports of 12 inches in Galena and Peosta.

The rain caused widespread flash flooding, which covered parts of Highway 20 and forced officials to shut down both directions of traffic. Highway 20 was closed between Epworth and Peosta and also from mile marker 313 to the Illinois border. Highway 52 was closed from mile marker 51 to 52.

Dubuque County emergency responders were busy all night long helping people stranded in vehicles and putting out fires started as a result of the weather.

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