Thursday, February 17, 2011

Flash Flood Warning Update

...Flash Flood Warning for ice jam flooding remains in effect for southeastern Dallas and southwestern Polk counties until 730 PM ...

At 355 PM jamming was reported on the Raccoon river from about a mile west of the Dallas-Polk County line...downstream to fleur drive. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...Des Moines...Pleasant Hill and West Des Moines.

The Raccoon river was fluctuating rapidly due to ice action. The river gage at Highway 28 rise 9 about 2 feet above flood stage earlier this afternoon as the ice jam moved through that area. The river state at fleur drive has risen about 5 feet by 330 PM.

Fluctuations in river levels will continue through the next several hours...with occasional breaches of the river bank as the ice hangs up.

Stay away from flooded areas. Do not let children play near the ice jams.

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