Flood warning issued as Saginaw, Tittabawassee rivers rise

Flood warning issued as Saginaw, Tittabawassee rivers rise

Flood warning issued as Saginaw, Tittabawassee rivers rise

"We don't expect any safety issues but we do expect they will get flooding around them and if it gets too far they will shut it down", Wight said in the report.

A flood warning for northern and parts of central Iowa has been extended through Saturday evening as "local creeks and streams, as well as the main river branches are running high", according to the weather service.

A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Arlington, Nebraska. If ice becomes trapped along the river it could mean drastically increased water levels behind it, depending on severity and potentially happening very quickly.

As of 6.15pm today, there were 57 flood warnings and 68 flood alerts in place across England, mostly concentrated in the north and west.

The family of farmer James Wilke, 50, of Columbus, Nebraska, said he was killed Thursday when a bridge collapsed as he was using his tractor to try to reach stranded motorists. Gass Haney Funeral Home confirmed James Wilke's death. Two others are missing. Officials said a Norfolk man was seen on top of his flooded auto late Thursday before being swept away in the water and another man was swept away by waters when a dam collapsed on the Niobrara River.

A Nebraska utility is adding sandbags to the levee that protects its nuclear power plant along the swollen Missouri River. The towns of North Bend and a large portion of Columbus were submerged on Friday. In Douglas County, people in about 200 homes along the Platte and Elkhorn have been asked to leave.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol tweeted Friday that Interstate 29 was closed at the 110 mile marker due to flood waters. Floodwalls protect city to 20 feet.

The Mississippi River recorded moderate flooding Saturday from Rock Island, Illinois, south to Burlington, Iowa. The resulting flooding was particularly intense because the heavy rain fell on snow that had not melted yet, said Brian Barjenbruch, the science and operations officer for the weather service in Omaha. "Whether it's major (flooding), that remains to be seen, but it does look pretty likely that we'll see at least some more moderate flooding even after this first event is over". In its wake, he said, water was "rising swiftly".

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, as rain and melting snow cause the Saginaw River in Saginaw and the Tittabawassee River in Midland to rise.

Freeport resident Mary Martin told the (Freeport) Journal-Standard that she went to the store to get milk and bread when she saw floodwaters were rising Friday.

"I'm going to stick it out".

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