Heavy Rain Brings Flooding to Iowa & Wisconsin
Rain, rain and more rain! From Iowa up to Wisconsin flash flood warnings are in effect until this afternoon.
Fayette and Clayton counties in northeastern Iowa have received four to five inches of rain since Thursday morning causing ponding of water on some roadways and creating flood concerns for the Turkey River in northeastern Iowa. Emergency Management in Grant county Wisconsin is reporting some damage to some roads and bridges from rainfall runoff in the Beetown, Bloomington, and Lancaster areas of Grant county.
The National Weather Service has placed most of northeastern Iowa under a Flood Watch until noon today as rain continues to fall across the area associated with a potent storm system. This area of low pressure will push through the area over the course of the day producing light rainfall totals today and tonight, but thankfully the heavy rain threat for our area has moved away to the east
The Cedar Falls Fire Department rescued several people from their cars early this morning after downpour-induced flash flooding along streets near Dry Run Creek in Cedar Falls.
Also some University of Northern Iowa students at Bartlett Hall had to be evacuated for about 15 minutes as a precaution at about 1 a.m. when rising ground water hit a steam line and set off a fire alarm.
Streets were flooded and cars partially submerged along some Cedar Falls thoroughfares early today, particularly near the University of Northern Iowa campus, as the Nartional Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Black Hawk County.