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1942: Thunderstorms produced heavy rain over portions of southern and eastern Iowa. At Maquoketa 3.85 inches of rain fell in only an hour and a half during the afternoon and it was estimated that 3 inches of that total fell within just half an hour. The very heavy rainfall washed out sidewalks and roadways and flooded basements and homes across the city, producing many thousands of dollars worth of damage.

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