Storms bring heavy rain to parts of western/sw Iowa Wednesday

News, Weather

May 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Storms that passed through eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa brought heavy rain Wednesday, but there was little in the line of severe weather through late Wednesday night. The exception, according to National Weather Service, was thunderstorm winds that blew through the Monona County community of Onawa at around 8:10-p.m. Wednesday, causing part of roof to be blown off a business. The roof fell onto some vehicles.

Flash flooding occurred in Fremont and Montgomery Counties Wednesday afternoon. In Fremont County, a flash flood over Manti Road in Farragut only lasted about 15 minutes at around 2-p.m.

8th & Senate Streets in Red Oak (Montgomery Co. EMA photo)

1st & Cherry Streets in Red Oak Wednesday afternoon (Montgomery Co. Emergency Mgmt. photo)

In Red Oak, street flooding was reported just after 3-p.m, with water running two- to three-feet deep in some places. Heavy rain was also reported at around 7:45-p.m. two-miles northwest of Little Sioux, in Harrison County, where nearly an inch fell in less than 80-minutes.

Flash Flood warnings were issued for also issued for Cass and Audubon Counties early Wednesday afternoon, but there were no reports of flooding received by the Weather Service.

A Flood Warning remains in effect until Saturday afternoon for the East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak, and until Sunday evening, for the Nishnabotna River near Hamburg. And, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening for the much of Iowa, including the entire KJAN listening area.