Flood warnings continue for western/southwest Iowa

Weather

March 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR CASS…UNION…ADAMS…RINGGOLD…TAYLOR AND ADAIR COUNTIES…

A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE WEST/SOUTHWEST COUNTIES UNTIL 6:30-P.M. OR UNTIL CANCELLED.

Although the rain has ended, standing water is still possible in some spots. Low lying areas will still likely be impacted.

The Flood Warning affects the following rivers:

  • Missouri River Near Blair affecting Harrison County
  • Missouri River At Omaha affecting Pottawattamie County
  • Missouri River at Plattsmouth affecting Mills County.
  • Missouri River At Nebraska City affecting Fremont County.
  • Boyer River At Logan affecting Harrison County.
  • West Nishnabotna River At Hancock affecting Pottawattamie County.
  • West Nishnabotna River At Randolph affecting Fremont County.
  • East Nishnabotna River At Red Oak affecting Montgomery County.
  • Nishnabotna River Above Hamburg affecting Fremont 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. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.