Flooding

Severe Weather Preparedness Week – Day 1: Flash Flooding

By National Weather Service Des Moines Governor Terry Branstad, the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, and the National Weather Service have designated the week of March 24 to March 28 as severe weather awareness week in Iowa. Each morning this week, the National Weather Service in Des Moines will issue a Public Information…

Flooding Awareness Week – Day 5: Partner Resources

By National Weather Service Des Moines The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The NWS in Des Moines will feature information about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week. Today’s topic: Partner Resources The NWS works with and relies on strategic partners…

Flooding Awareness Week – Day 4: National Weather Service Water Resources

By National Weather Service Des Moines The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The NWS in Des Moines will feature information about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week. Today’s Topic: NWS Water Resources The NWS homepage, http://www.weather.gov, provides up to date…

Flooding Awareness Week – Day 3: Flood Hazards

By National Weather Service Des Moines The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The NWS in Des Moines will feature information about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week. Today’s Topic: Flood Hazards A flood is defined as any high flow…overflow or…

Flooding Awareness Week – Day 2: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Via National Weather Service Des Moines The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The NWS in Des Moines will feature information about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week. Today’s Topic: Turn Around, Don’t Drown Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD for…

Flooding Awareness Week – Day 1: Preparedness and Awareness

Via National Weather Service Des Moines The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 16 through March 22 as Flood Safety Awareness Week. The NWS in Des Moines will feature information about a different flood topic each day during the awareness week. Today’s topic: Preparedness and Awareness Nearly every day flooding happens somewhere in the…

Minor to Moderate Flooding across western Floyd county – Flood Advisory until 1:30am

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Flood Advisory for melting snow in western Floyd county until 1:30am. At 1:35 PM CDT, emergency management reported snow melt causing minor to moderate flooding over western Floyd county, including tributaries to the Shell Rock River. Be alert for possible high water levels in poor…

Ice Jams Possible on Local Streams and Rivers in Central Iowa Today

For the Following Counties: Franklin, Butler, Bremer, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk Inculding the Cities of: Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls. The recent warm weather and resultant snow melt have lead to conditions that are conductive to…

Moderate Flooding Occurring at the Iowa River at Marengo

Iowa River at Marengo: Until Friday. At 8:00 PM Thursday, the stage was 17.5′, and rising. Flood stage is 14′. Moderate flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. Ice jams in the vicinity of Marengo will cause river levels to change rapidly during the next couple of days. Forecast: Rise to 17.7′ Friday morning…

Afternoon Update on Flood Warnings across eastern Iowa

English River at Kalona: Until this evening. At 1:00 PM Tuesday, the stage was 13.9′, and rising. Flood stage is 14′. No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. Ice action may cause fluctuations of a foot or more from the expected stage. Forecast: Rise above flood stage today,  and continue rising to 14.8′…