Flood Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
921 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

IAC005-037-089-191-251600-
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CHICKASAW IA-HOWARD IA-ALLAMAKEE IA-WINNESHIEK IA-
921 PM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHEASTERN CHICKASAW...HOWARD...ALLAMAKEE AND WINNESHIEK
COUNTIES...

NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN CLOSED ACROSS THE FLOOD AREA DUE TO HIGH
WATER...WITH SOME ROADS ALSO WASHED OUT IN PLACES. THE TURKEY AND
UPPER IOWA RIVERS AND OTHER NEARBY CREEKS CONTINUE TO SEE WATER
LEVELS FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOOD STAGE...WITH SPILLVILLE AND
DORCHESTER BOTH EXPERIENCING RECORD SETTING FLOOD WATER LEVELS.

IT WILL TAKE MANY MORE HOURS TO DRAIN THIS WATER FROM THE AREA AND
FLOODING WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IF TRAVELING IN NORTHEAST
IOWA...ESPECIALLY IN THE DARKNESS OVERNIGHT. ROADS MAY BE WASHED
AWAY OR WATER COVERED.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED FLOODING INCLUDE...
DECORAH...WAUKON...CRESCO...NEW HAMPTON...POSTVILLE...OSSIAN...
ELMA...NEW ALBIN...LAWLER...SPILLVILLE...FORT ATKINSON...RIDGEWAY...
PROTIVIN...JERICO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4350 9215 4350 9122 4335 9121 4331 9111
      4325 9106 4313 9118 4309 9118 4307 9215
      4308 9244 4333 9246

$$

LAWRENCE



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