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20 Sep 2018 | 05:50 AM UTC

US: Thunderstorms prompt flash flood warnings in northern Midwest Sep. 19-20

United States of America News Alert

Thunderstorms producing heavy rains prompt flash flood warnings for Iowa and Wisconsin on September 19 into September 20; I-35 in Iowa potentially affected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Event

Ongoing thunderstorms in the northern Midwest prompted the US National Weather Service (NWS) to issue several flash flood warnings for Wisconsin and Iowa on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, September 19 and extending into the morning of Thursday, September 20. The warnings are in effect for Grant county (southwestern Wisconsin) and Wright and Franklin counties (north central Iowa). Iowa emergency authorities reported flooded roads near Dows, including portions of Interstate 35 between mile markers 151 and 175. Flash flooding is possible through the entirety of northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and southwestern Wisconsin. Transportation delays are possible.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas should monitor local weather forecasts, anticipate transportation delays, and adhere to advice issued by regional authorities. In the event of flooding, remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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