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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 3:28 PM CDT on August 24, 2016

Expires 7:15 PM EDT on August 25, 2016


... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 1100 am CDT Thursday for
northeastern Chickasaw... Howard... Allamakee and Winneshiek
counties...

At 319 PM CDT... local law enforcement officials reported many roads
are closed in the flood area. Secondary gravel roads are also washed
out in places. Each County had at least 20 roads closed as of late
afternoon.

The Turkey and upper Iowa rivers and creeks are at major or record
flooding levels as well. Spillville reached a record crest on the
Little Turkey today. It will take many hours to drain this water
from the area and therefore flooding is still a threat.

Extreme caution should be used if traveling in northeast
Iowa... especially tonight in the darkness. Roads may be washed away
or water covered.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Decorah... Waukon... Cresco... New Hampton... Postville... Ossian...
Elma... New Albin... Lawler... Spillville... Fort Atkinson... Ridgeway...
Protivin... Jerico.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 4350 9215 4350 9122 4335 9121 4331 9111
      4325 9106 4313 9118 4309 9118 4307 9215
      4308 9244 4333 9246


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303 PM CDT Wed Aug 24 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the upper Iowa river at Decorah.
* Until Thursday evening... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1:45 PM Wednesday the stage was 13.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will fall slowly over the next 12 hours,
dropping below flood stage by Thursday morning.
* Impact... at 13.0 feet... residential flooding on the west side of
town is possible. Street and storm sewer flooding on the east side
of town south of the levee can cause basement flooding if flood
stage is exceeded for an extended period of time.


Lat... Lon 4334 9161 4339 9161 4336 9181 4334 9187 4325 9182




Record Report

Statement as of 4:15 PM CDT on August 24, 2016


... Record rainfall for Decorah Iowa...

The coop observer at Decorah reported a 24 rainfall of 8.06 inches
as of 4 PM today. This breaks the old record for the date which
was 2.93 inches set in 1975.

This also established a record for the greatest 1 day rainfall... the
old record was 6.60 inches set on June 8 2008.

Local Storm Report



08/24/2016 0115 am

6 miles ESE of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by public.


            Large Pine Tree snapped in half about 15
            feet up.





08/24/2016 0824 am

6 miles ESE of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Bridge on 225th near oil well Road overtaken
            by water.





08/23/2016 1106 PM

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Creeks starting to overflow. Lots of street
            flooding in towns around the County.




08/23/2016 1125 PM

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Reports of a basement collapse from rising
            water around community.




08/24/2016 0328 am

1 miles ENE of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water up to knees in residence and
            evacuating.




08/24/2016 0352 am

3 miles E of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            County Road b16 impassable due to rising
            water.




08/24/2016 0505 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Widespread flooding reported in Freeport
            area and no travel is allowed.




08/24/2016 0512 am

Spillville, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Abandoned sand bagging efforts because river
            is rising too quickly.




08/24/2016 0512 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Performing water rescues in Freeport area
            east of Decorah.




08/23/2016 1138 PM

1 miles S of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water flooded car in old walmart parking lot
            on south side of town.




08/24/2016 0518 am

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Gentlemen standing on top of vehicle that is
            stranded near Highway 52.




08/23/2016 1138 PM

3 miles ESE of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Homes along Cedar Valley Road outside of
            Freeport may need to be evacuated with
            rising water.




08/23/2016 1140 PM

Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Rogers Creek flooding and other area
            secondary roads becoming flooded.




08/23/2016 1149 PM

3 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            River Road closed near Freeport due to
            rising water.




08/24/2016 0518 am

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Gentlemen standing on top of vehicle that is stranded
            near Highway 52





08/24/2016 0512 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Performing water rescues in Freeport area east of Decorah





08/24/2016 0512 am

Spillville, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Abandoned sand bagging efforts because river is rising
            too quickly.





08/24/2016 0512 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Performing water rescues in Freeport area east of Decorah





08/24/2016 0512 am

Spillville, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Abandoned sand bagging efforts because river is rising
            too quickly.





08/24/2016 0505 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Widespread flooding reported in Freeport area and no
            travel is allowed.





08/24/2016 0505 am

2 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Widespread flooding reported in Freeport area and no
            travel is allowed.





08/24/2016 0352 am

3 miles E of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            County Road b16 impassable due to rising water





08/24/2016 0352 am

3 miles E of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            County Road b16 impassable due to rising water





08/24/2016 0245 am

1 miles ENE of Bluffton, Winneshiek County.

Heavy rain m4.23 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Mesonet station Bluffton /blfi4/.




08/24/2016 0328 am

1 miles E of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water up to knees in residence and evacuating





08/24/2016 0328 am

1 miles E of Protivin, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water up to knees in residence and evacuating





08/24/2016 1245 am

1 miles ENE of Bluffton, Winneshiek County.

Heavy rain m2.85 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Mesonet station Bluffton /blfi4/.




08/23/2016 1149 PM

3 miles E of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            River Road closed near Freeport due to rising water





08/23/2016 1140 PM

Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Rogers Creek flooding and other area secondary roads
            becoming flooded.





08/23/2016 1140 PM

Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Rogers Creek flooding and other area secondary roads
            becoming flooded.





08/23/2016 1138 PM

1 miles S of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water flooded car in old walmart parking lot on south
            side of town




08/23/2016 1138 PM

3 miles ESE of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Homes along Cedar Valley Road outside of Freeport may
            need to be evacuated with rising water.





08/23/2016 1138 PM

1 miles S of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Water flooded car in old walmart parking lot on south
            side of town




08/23/2016 1138 PM

3 miles ESE of Decorah, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.


            Homes along Cedar Valley Road outside of Freeport may
            need to be evacuated with rising water.





08/23/2016 1125 PM

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Reports of a basement collapse from rising water around
            community





08/23/2016 1125 PM

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Reports of a basement collapse from rising water around
            community





08/23/2016 1106 PM

Calmar, Winneshiek County.

Flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Creeks starting to overflow. Lots of street flooding in
            towns around the County.



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