Heavy rain atop frozen ground causes flooding in Midwest

Sandbags protect downtown Clarksville

River levels will be on the rise through Friday night with a few expected to reach flood stage over NE Iowa and many others to come close to flood stage.

The river is forecast to fall below flood stage by Thursday afternoon.

Midland city officials say Emerson Park, Dublin Avenue, West St. Andrews Road, Currie Parkway, Pomranky Road, St. Charles Street and Poseyville Road likely will be under water this weekend.

The river was at 9.9 feet Wednesday morning.

In Fond du Lac, flooding was occurring on the Fond du Lac River due to an ice jam, forecasters said, while other areas affected included Lodi in Columbia County, Darlington in Lafayette County, Prairie du Sac in Sauk County and DeForest in Dane County.

"Northwest Missouri is already experiencing significant flooding that's closing roads and impacting homeowners and farmers, and the situation will affect many more Missourians in the coming days", Governor Parson said.


Historic flooding in the Midwest has compromised a dam in Nebraska, killed at least one man and threatened the closure of a nuclear power plant.

The two cities have implemented several measures such as home buyouts and levees since then.

Continued rain chances, melting snow, and frozen ground mean flooding concerns are sticking around.

About 45 miles northwest of Omaha, the town of North Bend - home to almost 1,200 along the banks of the Platte River - emergency workers used boats to evacuate residents.

Major to moderate flooding has been reported across Nebraska. Be prepared to take action if flooding develops. The weather service recorded a 60 miles per hour (97 kph) wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport. Flood coordinators are advised to monitor conditions along River Drive (south of Caledonia), Sims Lock Road, Grand Sports Road as well as the communities of Cayuga and Port Maitland.

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