After about two inches of rain during the day July 15, a thunderstorm came through early July 16 dumping several inches of water in a short time. The storm sewers were unable to handle the large amount of rain fast enough and Foss Road in St. Anthony flooded over.
Three condominium buildings at Mirror Lake Manor had their first floors and garages flooded with three to 18 inches of water. Twelve units were severely damaged, displacing the residents.
One of the residents, Melody Pomerenke, was awakened at 5 a.m. by loud thunder. “I looked out and it was raining, raining, raining,” she said.
Water started seeping in under the front and back doors of the building. She tried to block doors with blankets and towels, but the water kept coming in. It was also pouring in from garage through the baseboard into her condominium.
She said her unit got about 10 inches of water. In the bedroom water was up to the mattress. The hardwood floor buckled.
She said the water outside was so high ducks were floating by her patio door. After the rain stopped they opened the outside doors and most of the water ran out. After doing what she could at her place she went next door to help her daughter who also was flooded.
Utilities were shut off and a repair company was there mid morning taking out the floors and drying out as much as possible.
The townhouse buildings are up hill from the street and didn’t get flooded. However there appeared to be a new lake in a low area on the east side of the townhouses.
On the south end of the property Mirror Lake flooded onto the lawn of the surrounding properties.