Areas Affected: Fillmore
.Heavy rainfall is leaading to rising river levels along portions of
the Root River.
River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast
The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a
* Flood Warning for The South Branch Root River at Preston.
* until late Sunday night.
* Flood stage is 937.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to rise to near 937.7 feet by 1 AM Sunday morning. &&
If you live in a threatened area, be alert for high or rising water, and be ready to move to higher ground if necessary. 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! Stay tuned to your favorite source of weather information, including NOAA Weather Radio, for later statements. Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Mower
The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a
* Flood Warning for... Southeastern Mower County in southeastern Minnesota... Southwestern Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota...
* Until 1045 AM CDT.
* At 743 AM CDT, some rural roads may still be under water across parts of east and southeast Mower county, mainly in the Grand Meadow area. Rises to near bankfull and minor flood stage were occurring along portions of the south and middle branches of the Root River in western Fillmore county.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...Preston, Spring Valley, Grand Meadow, Wykoff, Cherry Grove, Bristol, York, Dexter, Carimona, Ostrander, Elkton, Forestville State Park, Etna, Greenleafton, Hamilton and Granger.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall is causing some flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.