Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
419 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

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WARREN IA-BOONE IA-MARION IA-DALLAS IA-MADISON IA-GUTHRIE IA-POLK IA-
419 AM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM CDT
THURSDAY FOR WARREN...SOUTHERN BOONE...SOUTHWESTERN MARION...
DALLAS...NORTHEASTERN MADISON...SOUTHEASTERN GUTHRIE AND POLK
COUNTIES...

AT 414 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING IN
NUMEROUS PORTIONS OF THE DES MOINES METRO AND SURROUNDING
COMMUNITIES...INCLUDING WAUKEE...GRIMES...JOHNSTON...AND DALLAS
CENTER. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.

OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IS WALNUT CREEK ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE DES
MOINES METRO AREA. AT INTERSTATE 80/35 IN CLIVE...WALNUT CREEK IS
EXPECTED TO CREST AROUND 14 FT...OR 2 FT ABOVE FLOOD STAGE...AROUND
5 AM. AT 63RD STREET IN DES MOINES...MAJOR FLOODING ALONG WALNUT
CREEK IS EXPECTED...WITH A CREST AROUND 18 FT...OR 4 FT ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE...BETWEEN 4 AND 5 AM. THESE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON THE
COMBINATION OF OBSERVED RAINFALL...A WELL AS FORECAST RAINFALL.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
DES MOINES...WEST DES MOINES...ANKENY...URBANDALE...JOHNSTON...
CLIVE...INDIANOLA...ALTOONA...WAUKEE...NORWALK...PLEASANT HILL...
GRIMES...PERRY...KNOXVILLE...WINTERSET...ADEL...WINDSOR HEIGHTS...
CARLISLE...BONDURANT AND POLK CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

&&

LAT...LON 4120 9287 4119 9327 4116 9329 4116 9382
      4148 9424 4150 9424 4150 9429 4159 9439
      4188 9416 4189 9373 4162 9335 4151 9333
      4151 9320

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