After the flooding

Monday, September 15, 2008 | 10:02 p.m. CDT
Twins Andrew, left, and Tyler Cox, 20, shoot golf balls at Perche Creek Golf Club in Columbia on Monday afternoon despite flooding of the range. Hurricane Ike brought torrential rainfall to Missouri over the weekend leaving many areas flooded.

When the rain stopped and the waters receded, people around town started getting things back to normal. Here are images of people cleaning up, rescuing cars from the waters and yes, even having fun during it all.

Volunteers clean up the damages from the flood waters near Wilson Fitness Center. The water came over the levy to flood the whole area. Volunteers used power washers to clear the parking lot and even foliage clean of muddy flood water.
Chris Viers pushes the mud and water away from Wilson Fitness Center on Monday afternoon. He and several others volunteered to help clean up the mess after the water unexpectedly passed over the levee on Sunday.
Doug Perry Towing is called upon to tow Ashley Cooper's car from N. Strawn Road. Cooper drove into the flooded waters on the road Saturday evening.
Ashley Cooper looks into her car for the first time since driving it into the flooded waters of N. Strawn Road on Saturday evening. Monday afternoon, her friends Steve Hill and Ted Neds helped her push the car out of the flooded road. The interior of the car was in poor shape. Mud covered all of her belongings.
Ashley Cooper watches as Ted Neds and Steve Hill (behind car) push her car out of the flooded waters of N. Strawn Road. She drove her car into the water Saturday evening, unaware of the flooded road. All the contents inside her car are covered with mud and water.
Ted Neds opens the door to a car trapped in flood waters in an attempt to push it out Monday afternoon. His friend Ashley Cooper drove into the water late Saturday night, unaware of the depth of the flooding.

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