Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
County/Area FREEBORN
Report Source Newspaper
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-06-11 23:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SW ALBERT LEA
End Date 2008-06-12 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2ESE OAKLAND
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/2 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A warm frontal boundary across from eastern North Dakota to central Minnesota was one of the main culprits for severe weather on this date.
Event Narrative Approximately three to five inches of heavy rain in three hours resulted in flash flooding. Water was reported over Highway 65 three miles southeast of Albert Lea, and over Interstate 90 five miles east and one mile north of Hayward. Heavy rain washed out a section of County Road 34 between County Roads 19 and 21, or about three miles south of Oakland. One man died when he drove into the washed out roadbed and the vehicle submerged. The first call to 911 came at 0005 CST June 12, alerting law enforcement that the road had washed out. Shortly thereafter, another call to 911 was placed when a vehicle with two occupants drove into the washed out roadbed. The two occupants were rescued but informed their rescuers that they had landed on a vehicle, which turned out to be the vehicle with the deceased 52 year old male. Two people died indirect deaths when, at night on June 29, at the same washed out location three miles south of Oakland, they either drove around a barricade or somebody had moved the barricade. The vehicle plunged into the cavernous hole. One woman died June 29 and a man died July 3.

Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 52 Male Vehicle/Towed Trailer
Death (Indirect) 25 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer
Death (Indirect) 37 Male Vehicle/Towed Trailer


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 2 1.000M 0.00K
LEAVENWORTH BROWN CO. MN 06/11/2008 18:20 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
SLEEPY EYE BROWN CO. MN 06/11/2008 18:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLEEPY EYE BROWN CO. MN 06/11/2008 18:46 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ESSIG BROWN CO. MN 06/11/2008 18:52 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HOLMES CITY DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/11/2008 19:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORWOOD CARVER CO. MN 06/11/2008 19:48 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GAYLORD SIBLEY CO. MN 06/11/2008 20:06 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMBURG CARVER CO. MN 06/11/2008 20:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS FREEBORN CO. MN 06/11/2008 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERT LEA FREEBORN CO. MN 06/11/2008 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 2 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 2 1.000M 0.00K