Brad Lohman, who owns a bar in the town, was also hit hard.
"It's kind of emotional to see this situation, and it's a bad deal," he said, looking at the waters that rose close to window level.
Lohman worked at the bar when he was a teenager and eventually bought it. But this flood may be the end. He doubts he can reopen.
"I think it's going be a total loss," he said, "I really do."
The rain and flooding caused three deaths last week and a fourth Sunday, local authorities and news media reported.
In DuPage County, Illinois, a body was found floating in Salt Creek last week, the local sheriff's office said. Authorities were working to identify it.
A woman in De Soto, Missouri, drowned last week after her vehicle washed off a road, CNN affiliate KSDK reported.
Two fatalities were reported in Arcadia, Indiana. On Thursday, a 64-year-old man died after attempting to cross high water in his car. The water swept him off a roadway and dragged him downstream, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said.