Flood Warning

03/15/2019 4:06 AM through 03/15/2019 10:15 AM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-3425990-3002683 NWS-IDP-PROD-3428714-3005205 NWS-IDP-PROD-3427268-3003898

Flood Warning issued March 15 at 4:06AM CDT expiring March 15 at 10:15AM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA


At 404 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported flooding across the
warned area. Rapid snowmelt is also occurring and will add to the
flooding. Numerous roadways remain closed across the area.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, Clive,
Indianola, Altoona, Waukee, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Grimes, Creston,
Perry, Atlantic, Winterset, Osceola, Adel, Audubon and Greenfield.


Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

Target Area

Audubon, IA; Union, IA; Polk, IA; Cass, IA; Adams, IA; Clarke, IA; Warren, IA; Madison, IA; Ringgold, IA; Adair, IA; Guthrie, IA; Dallas, IA; Taylor, IA

Sender: NWS Des Moines IA
Sent: 4:06 AM on 03-15-2019