Thursday, February 17, 2011


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

At 247 PM ...local law enforcement officials reported that flash flooding was occurring in the Raccoon river due to ice jamming. The extent of the backup is from the walk bridge in Waterworks Park...west to about a mile west of the Dallas-Polk County line.

The river gage on Highway 28 indicated a rise of 9 feet early this afternoon to just over 34 feet. In the past hour it has fallen 4 feet to just over 30 feet...2 feet below flood stage. This indicates the ice jam may be beginning to move downstream once again.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...Des Moines...Pleasant Hill and West Des Moines. stay away from flooded areas. do not let children play near the ice jams. Stay away from flooded areas. Do not let children play near the ice jams.

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