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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:45 PM CDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning remains in effect until Thursday afternoon...

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Fork Des Moines River at Estherville, or from the
Iowa-Minnesota border... to near Wallingford.
* Until Thursday afternoon.
* At 2:00 PM Friday the stage was 10.6 feet, or 2.6 feet above flood
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast... begin falling this evening. Go below flood stage
Thursday afternoon.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet, there is extensive lowland flooding
particularly over the Parkland areas near the river.

Lat... Lon 4326 9483 4350 9491 4350 9485 4326 9471
      4326 9483

715 am CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa...
southern Worth County in north central Iowa...
Kossuth County in north central Iowa...
Hancock County in north central Iowa...
Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa...
southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa...
Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* until 845 am CDT Saturday.

* At 712 am CDT, local law enforcement has reported flooding across
portions of the warned area. Some roads have water over them and
have been closed in rural areas of Kossuth and Hancock counties.
Heavy rainfall over the past 12 to 36 hours has resulted in rises
on creeks and streams and overland flooding across portions of
north central Iowa. Please find an alternate Route if you
encounter water over the Road.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly,
Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union slogh, High Lake,
Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal
Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying

Lat... Lon 4318 9303 4291 9349 4291 9491 4337 9491
      4338 9302


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