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Flooding affecting many north Iowa, southern Minnesota counties

Flash Flood Warning for Mitchell, Howard and Fillmore counties. Many others under Flash Flood Watch.

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 6:43 AM
Updated: Sep 19, 2019 10:42 AM

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

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Flooding Occurring...Rain Exiting Toward Noon... .As much as 6 inches has been reported in some locations this morning. Flooding has resulted across portions of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, into southwest Wisconsin. Law enforcement has reported some road washouts along with other lowland flooding. In addition, many rivers and streams were rapidly rising. Showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to move east across the area, with the bulk of the rain moving out by noon. Additional amounts of up to 1 inch are possible. Those living near waterways should pay close attention to weather conditions and be prepared to seek higher ground if flooding develops. If traveling, be prepared for flooding related hazards. NEVER drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don't Drown. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Iowa, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek. In southeast Minnesota, Fillmore, Houston, and Mower. In southwest Wisconsin, Crawford, Grant, Richland, and Vernon.

* Until noon CDT today

* Rainfall of 2 to locally 6 inches has fallen, with another 1/2 to 1 inch possible.

* Heavy rain in areas that received significant precipitation over the past week will increase the threat for mudslides and flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Please monitor conditions closely and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued or flooding be observed.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Houston

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Northeastern Howard County in northeastern Iowa... Northwestern Allamakee County in northeastern Iowa... Northern Winneshiek County in northeastern Iowa... Southwestern Houston County in southeastern Minnesota... Southern Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota...

* Until 100 PM CDT.

* At 954 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported some road washouts along with localized lowland flooding. In addition, many streams and rivers were rapidly rising. As much as 6 inches of rain has been reported in some locations. Additional amounts of less than 1/2 inch are expected this morning.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Cresco, Spring Grove, Harmony, Mabel, Lime Springs, Canton, Wilmington, Cherry Grove, Bristol, Newburg, York, Chester, Highlandville, Riceford, Bluffton, Locust, and Newhouse.

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.

Flash Flood Watch
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Houston; Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Flooding Occurring...Rain Exiting Toward Noon... .As much as 6 inches has been reported in some locations this morning. Flooding has resulted across portions of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, into southwest Wisconsin. Law enforcement has reported some road washouts along with other lowland flooding. In addition, many rivers and streams were rapidly rising. Showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to move east across the area, with the bulk of the rain moving out by noon. Additional amounts of up to 1 inch are possible. Those living near waterways should pay close attention to weather conditions and be prepared to seek higher ground if flooding develops. If traveling, be prepared for flooding related hazards. NEVER drive through flood waters. Turn Around, Don't Drown. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY... The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin, including the following areas, in Iowa, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek. In southeast Minnesota, Fillmore, Houston, and Mower. In southwest Wisconsin, Crawford, Grant, Richland, and Vernon.

* Until noon CDT today

* Rainfall of 2 to locally 6 inches has fallen, with another 1/2 to 1 inch possible.

* Heavy rain in areas that received significant precipitation over the past week will increase the threat for mudslides and flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Please monitor conditions closely and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued or flooding be observed.

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