Flood Warnings continue for western Iowa today (3/15)

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March 15th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Counties: Madison-Audubon-Adair-Cass-Union-Guthrie-Adams-Ringgold-Taylor-Dallas…A FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 AM CDT FRIDAY

Local law enforcement and Iowa DOT have reported flooding across the warned area. This has been a result of rain and snow melt over the last two days. There have been a few state highways throughout the warned area thatare closed due to flooding.

Several gravel roads have become too saturated to safely operate a vehicle on. In addition, several local creeks and streams have had rapid responses. Flooding on roads overnight will be difficult to spot.

A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES until 9:30-a.m. today for the following:

  • West Nishnabotna River At Hancock affecting Pottawattamie County.
  • West Nishnabotna River At Randolph affecting Fremont County.
  • Nishnabotna River Above Hamburg affecting Fremont County.
  • East Nishnabotna River At Red Oak affecting Montgomery County.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.