Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
135 AM CDT WED JUL 29 2015

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WARREN IA-MARION IA-MADISON IA-
135 AM CDT WED JUL 29 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  WARREN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...
  MARION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...
  MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 130 AM CDT THURSDAY

* AT 132 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES
  INDICATED THAT HEAVY RAIN...UP TO AROUND SIX INCHES IN SPOTS...
  HAD FALLEN OVER THE AREA TUESDAY EVENING. ALTHOUGH LITTLE TO NO
  ADDITIONAL RAINS ARE ANTICIPATED...THE PREVIOUS HEAVY RAIN WILL
  CONTINUE TO CAUSE FLOODING. WIDESPREAD STANDING WATER IS EXPECTED
  TO CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY WITH SOME WATER STILL OVER ROADS. THIS
  FLOOD WARNING REPLACES THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY
  IN EFFECT.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  DES MOINES...WEST DES MOINES...INDIANOLA...PELLA...NORWALK...
  KNOXVILLE...WINTERSET...CARLISLE...PLEASANTVILLE...EARLHAM...
  MELCHER-DALLAS...KNOXVILLE RACEWAY...AVENUE OF THE SAINTS EVENT
  CENTER...LAKE RED ROCK...MILO...HARTFORD...ST. CHARLES...NEW
  VIRGINIA...TRURO AND MARTENSDALE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

&&

LAT...LON 4117 9423 4150 9423 4151 9341 4149 9340
      4150 9335 4148 9335 4151 9333 4150 9288
      4117 9288

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