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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 9:25 PM CDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice...

The Flood Warning continues for
the West Fork Des Moines River at Estherville, or from the
Iowa-Minnesota border... to near Wallingford.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Thursday the stage was 9.1 feet, or 1.1 feet above
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast... rise to 9.7 feet, or 1.7 feet above flood stage, Friday
morning. Then begin falling.
* 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

851 am CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* 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 Friday.

* At 848 am CDT, emergency management reported thunderstorms with
heavy rain across much of north-central Iowa. The heavy rain will
cause overland flooding and local rises in creeks and streams. Up
to five inches of rain have already fallen over the last 24 hours
with more rain expected... especially later this afternoon and

* 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 will cause 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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