Flood Warnings and Watches still in effect for north Iowa, southern Minnesota

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles.

Posted: Mar 17, 2019 7:14 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 6:13 AM

Flood Watch
Areas Affected: Dodge

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Flooding Possible Due To Ice Jam In The Berne Area... .Emergency Management reported an ice jam on the the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River in the Berne area. Water has backed up behind the jam. If it releases quickly, there are concerns for potential flooding near and downstream of Berne toward Pine Island MN. In addition, warming temperatures into the 40s and 50s this week will increase the runoff from snow melt into the river basin. Monitor water levels closely and be ready for rapid fluctuations in water levels. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of southeast Minnesota, including the following area, Dodge county.

* Through Tuesday evening

* Ice jam reported on the middle fork of the Zumbro River near Berne.

* Sudden release of the jam could cause increases in water levels and possible flooding downstream.

There is the potential for flooding due to an ice jam and snow melt along the middle fork of the Zumbro River near and downstream of Berne. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Major flooding continues along the Trempealeau River near Dodge. Minor flooding continues along the Cedar River at Charles City and Black River near Galesville. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Cedar River at Charles City.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 3:30 AM Monday the stage was 13.8 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall...dropping below flood stage Tuesday morning.

* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Bracket Street is closed. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don't Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Franklin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT MONDAY FOR NORTHEASTERN HARDIN AND SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES... At 415 AM CDT, emergency management reported flooding across portions of the warned area, especially in and near Iowa Falls. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Iowa Falls, Eldora, Alden, Union, Steamboat Rock, New Providence, Whitten, Popejoy, Owasa, Pine Lake State Park, Iowa Falls Municipal Airport and Eldora Municipal Airport.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Humboldt; Kossuth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...The Flood Warning continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...West Fork Des Moines River...East Fork Des Moines River... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Emmet...Humboldt... Kossuth...Palo Alto...Pocahontas River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 48 hours. ...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice... The Flood Warning continues for The East Fork Des Moines River near Algona, or From Buffalo Creek near Burt...to Lotts Creek near Livermore.

* Until further notice.

* At 4:15 AM Monday the stage was 18.5 feet, or 1.5 feet above Flood Stage.

* Flood Stage is 17.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.

* Forecast...rise to 19.1 feet, or 2.1 feet above Flood Stage, this afternoon. Then begin falling.

* Impact...At 19.0 feet, Water affects US 169 south of Algona. US 169 near Saint Joseph will be cut off. Sections of US 18 east of US 169 are threatened. &&

If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information--including impact statements and crest histories--is available on the Web at... www.weather.gov/desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Kossuth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...A FLOOD WARNING FOR SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM CDT MONDAY FOR SOUTHWESTERN KOSSUTH COUNTY... At 416 AM CDT, emergency management reported flooding across the warned area. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Whittemore.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 43170

Reported Deaths: 1548
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin13790791
Ramsey5357237
Dakota278196
Stearns254919
Anoka2477114
Nobles16976
Washington132441
Olmsted131920
Mower9902
Scott9234
Rice8958
Clay62738
Blue Earth6002
Kandiyohi5951
Wright5555
Carver5092
Todd4042
Sherburne3715
Lyon3592
Freeborn3160
Watonwan2720
Steele2661
Benton2433
St. Louis24116
Nicollet21212
Martin1765
Winona15315
Cottonwood1420
Goodhue1428
Le Sueur1421
Otter Tail1211
Crow Wing11612
Pine1140
Chisago1121
McLeod1020
Dodge1000
Carlton960
Unassigned9238
Pipestone904
Polk893
Murray850
Isanti840
Chippewa821
Waseca800
Itasca7612
Douglas750
Morrison701
Becker690
Meeker661
Faribault640
Beltrami580
Jackson580
Sibley582
Pennington540
Brown512
Wabasha440
Mille Lacs402
Fillmore380
Renville373
Rock350
Swift351
Houston320
Lincoln320
Yellow Medicine320
Grant310
Roseau300
Redwood250
Koochiching241
Wilkin233
Cass212
Norman210
Big Stone180
Kanabec181
Wadena180
Aitkin170
Marshall160
Clearwater140
Pope140
Mahnomen131
Hubbard110
Stevens110
Lake90
Traverse80
Lac qui Parle60
Red Lake50
Kittson20
Cook10
Lake of the Woods00

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 35769

Reported Deaths: 756
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk7663185
Woodbury336044
Black Hawk254459
Buena Vista173711
Johnson14938
Dallas142831
Linn141684
Scott112210
Marshall110519
Dubuque101623
Story8808
Pottawattamie84213
Wapello71531
Muscatine69745
Crawford6803
Sioux5150
Tama49029
Webster4395
Wright4021
Louisa36713
Jasper35917
Plymouth3545
Cerro Gordo3451
Warren3371
Dickinson3093
Washington2549
Hamilton2071
Boone1741
Clay1511
Clarke1453
Clinton1441
Allamakee1384
Shelby1210
Mahaska12017
Carroll1171
Franklin1170
Bremer1167
Poweshiek1118
Pocahontas1091
Des Moines1032
Emmet990
Cedar961
Henry933
Hardin920
Cherokee851
Marion850
Floyd842
Guthrie824
Taylor810
Benton781
Monona780
Jones741
Jackson720
Butler702
Osceola700
Sac690
Buchanan661
Calhoun662
Hancock631
Harrison630
Iowa631
Jefferson630
Lyon630
Fayette610
Humboldt611
Delaware571
Madison572
Lee542
Monroe547
Palo Alto530
Mills520
Winneshiek521
Clayton513
Grundy480
Mitchell480
Winnebago460
Davis431
Kossuth430
Union420
Howard370
Lucas354
Chickasaw320
Greene310
Unassigned310
Appanoose293
Cass290
Worth280
Ida240
Keokuk231
Page220
Van Buren211
Adair170
Audubon171
Ringgold161
Montgomery152
Decatur130
Fremont110
Wayne110
Adams80
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