PHOTO GALLERY: Flooding in Des Moines and Ames

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 4:21 p.m. CDT; updated 12:11 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Bill Gaul, an Iowa State University graduate student from Des Moines, turns back from flood waters covering the intersection of Lincoln Way and University Boulevard in Ames, Iowa, on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms have hit Iowa for three consecutive nights, sending rivers and creeks rolling over their banks.

Jim Byriel, left, and Bob Watson, both of Ames, help a neighbor remove furniture from a house while flood waters rise on South Riverside Drive.
This aerial photo shows the Sargent Park Apartments on East Douglas Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa, after residents were evacuated on Wednesday.
A man walks knee deep in flood waters at Grandview Village Mobile Home Park to see if he can reach his home on the east side of Des Moines, Iowa.
Employees and customers are evacuated from Walmart in a dump truck and front end loader in Ames, Iowa, following flooding from the South Skunk River and Squaw Creek.

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