Riding out the flood in a canoe
Riverside, Lyons and Brookfield brave deep waters, show community spirit
RIVERSIDE – Carefully, Goodrun Olson stepped off her front porch and into a waiting canoe. Her dog, Mork, jumped in next.
Together, they were pulled through the chest-deep water by a member of Riverside’s Volunteer Fire Department down West Avenue. Where there once was a street, there now was a pond.
As Olson stepped out of the boat and onto dry land, she thanked her rescuer, picked up her overnight bag and began to walk the dog. Mork, it turns out, really was the only reason she was leaving her home April 18.
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