Flood Warnings still in place in many area counties

Many warnings in effect until Saturday.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 7:57 AM
Updated: Sep. 21, 2018 1:33 PM

WATCH - Drone footage of flooding in Mason City. 

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the

* Flood Warning for... Southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Worth County in north central Iowa... Kossuth County in north central Iowa... Hancock County in north central Iowa... Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa... Southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa... Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* Until 845 AM CDT Saturday.

* At 712 AM CDT, local law enforcement has reported flooding across portions of the warned area. Some roads have water over them and have been closed in rural areas of Kossuth and Hancock Counties. Heavy rainfall over the past 12 to 36 hours has resulted in rises on creeks and streams and overland flooding across portions of north central Iowa. Please find an alternate route if you encounter water over the road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly, Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union Slogh, High Lake, Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Floyd; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...The Flood Warning has been extended for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...Iowa River...Cedar River...Winnebago River...Shell Rock River... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Black Hawk...Bremer... Butler...Cerro Gordo...Floyd...Worth...Wright River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. ...Flood Warning now in effect until Sunday afternoon... The Flood Warning continues for The Winnebago River at Mason City, or From Beaver Creek near Fertile...to the Shell Rock River near Rockford.

* Until Sunday afternoon.

* At 9:30 AM Friday the stage was 12.1 feet, or 2.1 feet above Flood Stage.

* Flood Stage is 10.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.

* Forecast...remain nearly steady through this evening. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage Sunday afternoon.

* Impact...At 12.0 feet, Widespread flooding occurs along the river. Some backwater effects are possible along Willow Creek between downtown Mason City and the confluence with the Winnebago river. &&

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: Emmet; Palo Alto; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the

* Flood Warning for... Southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Worth County in north central Iowa... Kossuth County in north central Iowa... Hancock County in north central Iowa... Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa... Southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa... Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* Until 845 AM CDT Saturday.

* At 712 AM CDT, local law enforcement has reported flooding across portions of the warned area. Some roads have water over them and have been closed in rural areas of Kossuth and Hancock Counties. Heavy rainfall over the past 12 to 36 hours has resulted in rises on creeks and streams and overland flooding across portions of north central Iowa. Please find an alternate route if you encounter water over the road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly, Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union Slogh, High Lake, Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

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

* until Sunday morning...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:30 AM Friday the stage was 12.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 14.0 feet by Saturday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday.

* Impact...At 12.0 feet...Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. Cable pedestrian bridge 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: Hancock; Winnebago

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the

* Flood Warning for... Southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Worth County in north central Iowa... Kossuth County in north central Iowa... Hancock County in north central Iowa... Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa... Southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa... Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* Until 845 AM CDT Saturday.

* At 712 AM CDT, local law enforcement has reported flooding across portions of the warned area. Some roads have water over them and have been closed in rural areas of Kossuth and Hancock Counties. Heavy rainfall over the past 12 to 36 hours has resulted in rises on creeks and streams and overland flooding across portions of north central Iowa. Please find an alternate route if you encounter water over the road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly, Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union Slogh, High Lake, Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Humboldt; Kossuth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...The Flood Warning has been extended for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...Des Moines River...West Fork Des Moines River...East Fork Des Moines River... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Emmet...Humboldt... Kossuth...Palo Alto...Pocahontas...Webster River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. ...Flood Warning now in effect until Wednesday morning... 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 Wednesday morning.

* At 10:15 AM Friday the stage was 17.6 feet, or 0.6 feet above Flood Stage.

* Flood Stage is 17.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...rise to 18.3 feet, or 1.3 feet above Flood Stage, Saturday evening. Go below Flood Stage Wednesday morning.

* Impact...At 18.0 feet, US 169 is threatened near Saint Joseph and may be overtopped south of Algona. &&

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)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the

* Flood Warning for... Southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Worth County in north central Iowa... Kossuth County in north central Iowa... Hancock County in north central Iowa... Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa... Southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa... Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* Until 845 AM CDT Saturday.

* At 712 AM CDT, local law enforcement has reported flooding across portions of the warned area. Some roads have water over them and have been closed in rural areas of Kossuth and Hancock Counties. Heavy rainfall over the past 12 to 36 hours has resulted in rises on creeks and streams and overland flooding across portions of north central Iowa. Please find an alternate route if you encounter water over the road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly, Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union Slogh, High Lake, Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Minor flooding continues along the Turtle Creek near Austin and along the Cedar River at Charles City. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Turtle Creek Near Austin 3NW.

* until Saturday evening...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:30 AM Friday the stage was 10.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 11.0 feet today. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.

* Impact...At 10.5 feet...Minor flooding begins along the creek in Austin. &&

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 .

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An isolated wintry mix will be present late tonight and early Wednesday morning.
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