FLASH FLOOD WARNING CASS & GUTHRIE COUNTIES UNTIL 10:30-P.M.

Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

416 PM CDT WED MAY 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…

CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…

SOUTHERN AUDUBON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

SOUTHWESTERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT

* AT 415 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED

SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE

WARNED AREA. RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES HAS FALLEN ACROSS THE

AREA…WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF AROUND AN INCH EXPECTED THROUGH

5 PM EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO

OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…

ATLANTIC…AUDUBON AND GRISWOLD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL

CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY…

COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND

OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE

ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS

SAFELY. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.