Flood warnings in effect for many counties in viewing area

Many roads are being affected.

Posted: Sep. 5, 2018 6:23 AM
Updated: Sep. 5, 2018 8:39 PM

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Faribault; Freeborn

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR FREEBORN...EASTERN FARIBAULT...STEELE AND EASTERN WASECA COUNTIES... At 415 AM CDT, Doppler radar had shown a decrease in rainfall since midnight. Since Tuesday morning, rainfall amounts of three to five inches fell across the warned area. This had led to rising creeks, streams and rivers across the warned area. Although no additional heavy rainfall is expected this morning, runoff is not complete. Therefore, area streams, creeks and rivers will remain high.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Recent heavy rain will cause significant rises along the Cedar River. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Cedar River at Charles City.

* from this evening to Friday evening...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 2:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 5.9 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 14.9 feet by Thursday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Friday morning.

* Impact...At 15.0 feet...Leland Avenue floods, and flooding on Park Drive and 19th Avenue is likely. &&

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)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Southeastern Wright County in north central Iowa... Franklin County in north central Iowa... Northwestern Butler County in north central Iowa...

* Until 345 PM CDT.

* In the past 24 hours, a widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen across the warned area. Local Emergency Management and Law Enforcement officials have reported several road closures due to water over the roadways.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Hampton, Sheffield, Greene, Big Wall Lake, Dumont, Dows, Latimer, Coulter, Alexander, Geneva, Bristow, Rowan, Bradford, Hansell, Chapin, Popejoy, Aredale, Galt, Beeds Lake State Park and Hampton Municipal Airport. Additional rainfall amounts of one tenth of an inch is possible in the warned area through this afternoon.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Recent heavy rain will cause significant rises along the Cedar...Turkey and Root rivers. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Turtle Creek Near Austin 3NW.

* from Wednesday morning to Friday morning...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 5.1 feet.

* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage Wednesday morning and continue to rise to near 11.5 feet Wednesday evening.

* 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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