Flooding causing major issues after torrential rain hits north Iowa: Here's a breakdown by county

Flash Flood Watch and Flood Warnings issued.

Posted: Aug 28, 2021 8:00 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2021 12:21 PM

Flash Flood Watch
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Iowa and southwest Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Iowa, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell and Winneshiek. In southwest Wisconsin, Crawford and Richland.

* Until 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Another area of showers and storms is moving into northeast Iowa that could make flooding problems worse.

* Water will remain high that could lead to major river flooding and road closures.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Black Hawk; Bremer; Butler

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...The National Weather Service in Des Moines IA has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Iowa... Cedar River at Janesville affecting Butler, Bremer and Black Hawk Counties. Cedar River at Cedar Falls affecting Black Hawk County. The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flood Warning for the Cedar River at Janesville.

* From Sunday evening to early Tuesday afternoon.

* At 9:45 AM CDT Saturday the stage was 3.0 feet and rising.

* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage late tomorrow evening to a crest of 13.5 feet Monday morning. It will then fall below flood stage early Monday afternoon.

* Impact...At 13.0 feet, Evacuation of a trailer court in Janesville may be needed...due to flooding on West 3rd Street. Much of the Janesville city park floods. Nearby gravel roads are affected. &&

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued this evening at 1015 PM CDT.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Chickasaw

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Numerous roads are damaged or have high water over them across parts of northeast Iowa. Water is very high in all waterways so flooding could become even more widespread today. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FLOYD, MITCHELL, CHICKASAW, FAYETTE, HOWARD AND WINNESHIEK COUNTIES... At 1126 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported ongoing flooding across the warned area. Between 3 and 8 inches of rain has fallen. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Decorah, Charles City, Oelwein, Cresco, Osage, New Hampton, West Union, Nashua, Fayette, St. Ansgar, Calmar, Fredericksburg, Rockford, Ossian, Riceville, Elgin, Clermont, Lyle, Elma and Maynard. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Special Weather Statement
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Gusty winds possible with weakening storms... An area of weakening thunderstorms is actually producing wind gusts above 50 mph at times across parts of southeast Minnesota. Be careful with these quick wind increases early this afternoon. HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph. SOURCE...Weather Observations. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Locations impacted include... Rochester, La Crosse, Winona, Austin, La Crescent, Caledonia, Dodge Center, Wabasha, Preston, Mantorville, Alma, Kasson, Stewartville, Byron, Goodview, St. Charles, Plainview, Chatfield, Spring Valley and Eyota. People attending Gladiolus Days should be alert for high winds! This includes Interstate 90 in Minnesota between mile markers 175 and 276. MAX HAIL SIZE...0.00 IN MAX WIND GUST...50 MPH

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Fayette; Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Numerous roads are damaged or have high water over them across parts of northeast Iowa. Water is very high in all waterways so flooding could become even more widespread today. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FLOYD, MITCHELL, CHICKASAW, FAYETTE, HOWARD AND WINNESHIEK COUNTIES... At 1126 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported ongoing flooding across the warned area. Between 3 and 8 inches of rain has fallen. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Decorah, Charles City, Oelwein, Cresco, Osage, New Hampton, West Union, Nashua, Fayette, St. Ansgar, Calmar, Fredericksburg, Rockford, Ossian, Riceville, Elgin, Clermont, Lyle, Elma and Maynard. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity and increased in duration for the following rivers in Iowa... Cedar River at Charles City affecting Floyd County. For the Cedar River...including Lansing, Austin, Charles City... Moderate flooding is forecast. ...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity and increased in duration until early Tuesday morning... The Flood Warning continues for the Cedar River at Charles City.

* Until early Tuesday morning.

* At 9:30 AM CDT Saturday the stage was 10.8 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon to a crest of 16.5 feet early tomorrow afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage Monday morning.

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

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional river and weather information is available at www.weather.gov/lacrosse.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Numerous roads are damaged or have high water over them across parts of northeast Iowa. Water is very high in all waterways so flooding could become even more widespread today. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FLOYD, MITCHELL, CHICKASAW, FAYETTE, HOWARD AND WINNESHIEK COUNTIES... At 1126 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported ongoing flooding across the warned area. Between 3 and 8 inches of rain has fallen. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Decorah, Charles City, Oelwein, Cresco, Osage, New Hampton, West Union, Nashua, Fayette, St. Ansgar, Calmar, Fredericksburg, Rockford, Ossian, Riceville, Elgin, Clermont, Lyle, Elma and Maynard. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 915942

Reported Deaths: 9606
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1786832038
Ramsey739711046
Dakota67683587
Anoka64112577
Washington40545359
Stearns33631279
St. Louis29591409
Scott25994186
Wright25957217
Olmsted22339130
Sherburne19000127
Carver1670669
Clay12104105
Blue Earth1147970
Rice11451138
Crow Wing11213123
Chisago995379
Kandiyohi9815108
Otter Tail9813127
Benton9033125
Beltrami816997
Goodhue811798
Douglas7875101
Itasca772299
Mower733449
McLeod713084
Winona710258
Isanti700783
Steele685731
Morrison672879
Becker628574
Polk603187
Freeborn561246
Carlton546974
Mille Lacs532479
Lyon528461
Nobles525054
Nicollet522460
Pine515043
Cass501253
Todd492843
Brown470759
Le Sueur459734
Meeker433458
Martin386544
Wabasha375510
Waseca374333
Dodge361112
Hubbard355249
Roseau316231
Fillmore305315
Wadena302940
Redwood281445
Houston272017
Renville268451
Faribault258233
Sibley252317
Pennington252130
Kanabec250136
Cottonwood230132
Aitkin222450
Chippewa220542
Pope207410
Watonwan198020
Yellow Medicine188023
Rock177729
Koochiching176725
Swift173123
Stevens167511
Jackson161016
Clearwater158020
Marshall153522
Murray151811
Pipestone149729
Lake132924
Lac qui Parle123025
Wilkin121116
Mahnomen106014
Norman10509
Grant101510
Big Stone9485
Lincoln8805
Kittson73223
Red Lake71410
Traverse6056
Unassigned545124
Lake of the Woods5265
Cook3071

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 525758

Reported Deaths: 7379
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk81677809
Linn32838430
Scott27126295
Black Hawk22334382
Woodbury20736263
Johnson20150108
Dubuque18996243
Pottawattamie16215214
Dallas15573115
Story1398059
Warren8637107
Cerro Gordo8141125
Clinton7928115
Webster7419124
Des Moines7153106
Marshall675494
Muscatine6717117
Wapello6546145
Jasper630591
Sioux622477
Lee5977106
Marion567697
Buena Vista503449
Plymouth493388
Henry427155
Benton414760
Jones413564
Bremer403873
Boone397042
Washington395464
Carroll373355
Mahaska372366
Crawford355647
Jackson324047
Dickinson317555
Buchanan312743
Delaware303255
Clay297636
Kossuth293477
Fayette290356
Hardin289253
Tama282878
Page276133
Wright270050
Cedar269527
Winneshiek267744
Hamilton262757
Floyd261049
Clayton252360
Poweshiek242043
Harrison240979
Madison237425
Butler237346
Cass235667
Iowa234336
Jefferson228544
Mills225330
Hancock222840
Winnebago222339
Cherokee217347
Appanoose210157
Lyon209842
Allamakee209456
Calhoun199519
Shelby199542
Union197141
Humboldt188231
Franklin188031
Grundy186137
Chickasaw184522
Mitchell184343
Emmet180146
Louisa178653
Sac175626
Guthrie169338
Clarke163629
Montgomery163146
Keokuk152639
Palo Alto152332
Howard150624
Monroe144340
Ida134141
Greene128818
Davis126825
Lucas126127
Monona124940
Worth12309
Pocahontas122125
Adair118239
Osceola105718
Decatur104813
Taylor100914
Fremont98913
Van Buren95922
Wayne86125
Ringgold78429
Audubon77617
Adams5869
Unassigned500
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