... Flood Warning remains in effect for Mower... northern Floyd and
Mitchell counties until 800 am CDT...
At 120 am CDT... emergency management reported that flooding was
occurring across much of Mitchell County... and the southern portions
of Mower County... and the far northern portions of Floyd County.
Most of the heavy rainfall is moving north out of the warned
area... and at least for the next 6 hours. Additional showers and
thunderstorms... with heavy rainfall... is possible later today.
Some locations that will experience flooding include... Austin...
Charles City... Osage... Adams... Brownsdale... Floyd... Grand Meadow... Le
Roy... Lyle... Nora Springs... Riceville... Rockford... Rose Creek...
Rudd... St. Ansgar and Stacyville.
Reports out of Mitchell and Mower County still indicate that
widespread flooding is still occuring... though there is some very
minor improvement. However... given that between 4 and 8 inches of
rain fell... there remains a very serious flooding threat through the
Numerous roads are closed... impassable... and are barricaded. Do not
attempt to travel unless you have to. Stay home... stay safe. Highway
218 between Osage and St ansgar is closed.
Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flooding of small creeks
and streams... country roads... normally dry washes... as well as
farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed... act quickly. Do not
enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground. Do not
stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.
Flooding is occurring. It is important to know where you are
relative to streams... rivers... or creeks which can become killers in
heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.
Lat... Lon 4383 9304 4383 9246 4350 9245 4350 9255
4308 9255 4304 9257 4300 9303
1204 am CDT Mon may 20 2013
... Forecast flooding increased from minor to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Cedar River at Charles City.
* From late tonight to late Wednesday night.
* At 11:30 PM Sunday the stage was 10.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Monday morning and continue to
rise to between 19 and 21.0 feet by Tuesday morning.
* Impacts... when the river reaches 18 feet... flooding begins along
4th and south grand street... and at 19 feet flooding affects
Brackett street and Riverside at north Johnson. If the river
reaches 20.0 feet... Clark street at Leland... and court street
at Illinois begins to flood.
Lat... Lon 4321 9286 4321 9273 4301 9255 4293 9255 4304 9273