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.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 585677

Reported Deaths: 7309
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1214151720
Ramsey50647870
Dakota45309445
Anoka41050434
Washington26510280
Stearns22001221
St. Louis17598302
Scott17081124
Wright15800137
Olmsted1314197
Sherburne1149085
Carver1037345
Clay809992
Rice7978106
Blue Earth742641
Crow Wing655888
Kandiyohi649182
Chisago585851
Otter Tail570178
Benton562397
Goodhue473572
Mower462532
Douglas461874
Winona451250
Itasca424353
McLeod419158
Morrison415460
Isanti412563
Nobles407048
Beltrami389458
Steele382715
Polk381068
Becker376950
Lyon358750
Carlton341453
Freeborn340229
Pine325121
Nicollet321743
Brown303840
Mille Lacs298952
Le Sueur287022
Todd279132
Cass266928
Meeker252040
Waseca236022
Martin229131
Roseau206719
Wabasha20423
Hubbard185341
Dodge18253
Renville178443
Redwood171736
Houston170515
Cottonwood163221
Fillmore154710
Wadena153821
Pennington153419
Chippewa151538
Faribault150419
Kanabec142924
Sibley142010
Aitkin133436
Watonwan13139
Rock127719
Jackson121511
Pipestone114526
Yellow Medicine113820
Pope10876
Murray10609
Swift104518
Stevens89511
Marshall87617
Clearwater85916
Koochiching81615
Lake80619
Wilkin80312
Lac qui Parle75022
Big Stone5954
Lincoln5763
Grant5668
Mahnomen5418
Norman5379
Unassigned48993
Kittson48322
Red Lake3957
Traverse3685
Lake of the Woods3193
Cook1560

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 365306

Reported Deaths: 5923
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk57333622
Linn20748334
Scott19856240
Black Hawk15765308
Woodbury15097228
Johnson1442583
Dubuque13333209
Dallas1112998
Pottawattamie11060168
Story1056248
Warren574288
Clinton552492
Cerro Gordo536989
Sioux512974
Webster511193
Marshall481375
Muscatine475399
Des Moines452366
Wapello4286122
Buena Vista424040
Jasper417271
Plymouth400380
Lee373855
Marion360775
Jones297257
Henry290837
Carroll285052
Bremer283260
Crawford265940
Boone263234
Benton255455
Washington253550
Dickinson247643
Mahaska229451
Jackson220942
Kossuth215164
Clay214925
Tama209071
Delaware208240
Winneshiek196833
Page192522
Buchanan190531
Cedar188923
Hardin184843
Fayette184741
Wright183936
Hamilton179249
Harrison179173
Clayton169256
Butler164334
Mills161422
Madison160819
Floyd160042
Cherokee158438
Lyon157541
Poweshiek154733
Allamakee150551
Iowa148224
Hancock146934
Winnebago141231
Cass137854
Calhoun136913
Grundy136133
Emmet133940
Jefferson132235
Shelby130537
Sac130019
Appanoose128048
Union128033
Louisa127849
Mitchell125742
Chickasaw123815
Guthrie120829
Humboldt118826
Franklin117721
Palo Alto112323
Howard104222
Montgomery102838
Clarke99824
Unassigned9760
Keokuk95531
Monroe95129
Ida90234
Adair86232
Pocahontas85222
Monona82830
Davis82324
Osceola77916
Greene77610
Lucas77123
Worth7388
Taylor65712
Fremont6229
Decatur6069
Van Buren55718
Ringgold55524
Wayne53423
Audubon50710
Adams3384
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