Heavy rain flooding streets and creeks in southwest Iowa

The National Weather Service in Omaha has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Montgomery, Page and Pottawattamie Counties in southwest Iowa until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms early Tuesday evening. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area.

One to two inches of rain has already fallen and some locations could see a total of two to three inches, according to the weather service. Street flooding can be expected along with rises of creeks.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Red Oak, Clarinda, Oakland, Essex, Stanton, Elliott, Coin, Braddyville, College Springs, Shambaugh, Yorktown, Coburg, Blanchard, Hepburn, Farm Creek Public Wildlife Area and Viking Lake State Park.

The NWS says to turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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