Severe Weather Alerts - Elgin, IA

  • Areal Flood Warning

    Areal Flood Warning in effect until Thursday, 11:30 AM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1130 AM CDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY...

THE TURKEY RIVER AND CREEKS REMAIN A PROBLEM IN NORTHERN FAYETTE
COUNTY. SPILLVILLE ON THE TURKEY RIVER CRESTED AT A RECORD HIGH
LEVEL TODAY...AND THIS WATER IS ROUTING INTO NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY
TONIGHT.

RAINFALL HAS CAUSED MANY CREEKS TO BE 7 TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
LEVELS IN THE TURKEY RIVER SYSTEM. THEREFORE...FLOODING IS EXPECTED
TO THOSE IN NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY ALONG THE TURKEY RIVER SYSTEM...
CRANE CREEK...LITTLE TURKEY CREEK...OR ANY OTHER SMALLER FEEDER
CREEKS. ROADS ARE CLOSED OR WASHED OUT.

OVERNIGHT RIVER RISES ARE EXPECTED. EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED
IF TRAVELING IN NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT IN THE
DARKNESS. ROADS MAY BE WASHED AWAY OR WATER COVERED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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