Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
000
WGUS73 KDMX 230639
FFSDMX

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
139 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 2016

IAC169-230830-
/O.CON.KDMX.FF.W.0034.000000T0000Z-160923T0830Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
STORY IA-
139 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 2016

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 AM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN STORY COUNTY...

AT 136 AM CDT...WHILE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED OVER THE AREA...FLOODING
CONTINUES IN THE AMES AREA. MULTIPLE ROADS ARE FLOODED AND CLOSED.
SOME MAJOR ROADS IMPACTED INCLUDE GRAND AVE...LINCOLN WAY...SOUTH
DAKOTA AND MORTENSEN...AND ARIZONA AND ONTARIO. NUMEROUS CARS HAVE
BEEN REPORTED STALLED ON AREA STREETS AND FLOODWATERS ARE NEARING
MULTIPLE HOMES AND BUSINESSES. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS IN THE AMES
AREA ARE ALSO SPILLING OUT OF THEIR BANKS. PLEASE SEE THE NEWLY
ISSUED RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS FOR THE SQUAW CREEK AND SKUNK RIVER FOR
INFORMATION ON FORECAST CRESTS LATER THIS MORNING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
AMES...NEVADA...HUXLEY...IOWA STATE CENTER...MAXWELL...CAMBRIDGE...
KELLEY AND AMES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 102 AND 117.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

&&

LAT...LON 4186 9359 4196 9370 4206 9370 4210 9350
      4186 9334

$$

SKOW



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.