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Union County residents along Missouri River asked to prepare for flooding

17 March 2019

New Hamburg and Ayr along the Nith River are under a flood warning with water levels expected to peak in New Hamburg Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in Ayr.

Becker noted that a Notice of Unusual Event was declared at 5:46 a.m. on Friday after the Missouri River reached 899 feet.

"We are closely monitoring the situation".

Speed River (City of Cambridge): Flood coordinators in the City of Cambridge are advised to monitor and prepare to close Blackbridge Road at the Speed River on Friday.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses".

The flooding happened after a deluge of recent rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers. Darlington is in the midst of its third flood in a year, which is expected to be the worst since 1993 in that location.

A powerful, late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm has bombarded the Rocky Mountain and Plains states with blizzards, floods and tornados, and prompted precautions at a Nebraska nuclear power plant. Within hours of that request, anyone left in the city found all access in and out cut off by floodwaters from the Elkhorn River.

The National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska is taking over duties from the displaced NWS employees in Omaha while the flood threat remains. The state's emergency operations center has already been activated. Also Friday afternoon, officials asked residents of Valley, home to almost 1,900 people just west of Omaha, to evacuate.

The storm also spawned at least three tornadoes in MI and in on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service predicts "much calmer" weather in most areas this weekend, .

Flooding is also common if somewhat less widespread in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and South Dakota in particular.

Full closures of I-29 are in place at USA 136 at Rock Port, Mo.

Travelers already on I-29 North Drivers who are now heading north on I-29 should use U.S. 71 North north of St. Joseph to I-35 if possible.

"Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads".

Union County residents along Missouri River asked to prepare for flooding