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Sunday, June 23, 2024

More than a million people are under flood warnings in the upper US Midwest on Sunday after days of heavy rain that forced evacuations and rescues in several states.



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... The hardest hit have been Iowa and South Dakota, where some rivers are expected to reach record-high levels over the next few days.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds called the floods "catastrophic" and has declared a state of disaster in 21 counties.

Drone footage posted by regional officials show homes and buildings almost completely submerged, with only rooftops visible.

Other states under weekend flood warnings include Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois.

A flood warning means that flooding is either imminent or ongoing.

Some warnings are expected to end late on Sunday, according to bulletins by the National Weather Service (NWS), but others are in effect until further notice.

In Iowa, officials said river levels have risen above those of a 1993 flood that killed 50 people.

Up to 18in (45cm) of torrential rain fell in some areas over this weekend.

In neighbouring South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem warned that the worst of the flooding is expected on Monday and Tuesday, and that the Big Sioux River could surpass record levels.

Around 4,000 residents in Rock Valley, Iowa - about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Sioux Falls - were forced to evacuate after the Rock River rose to record levels on Saturday. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-23 01:29 PM | Reply

Just more normal weather. Nothing to worry about.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2024-06-23 02:55 PM | Reply

Those wascally demokwats!

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-06-23 04:18 PM | Reply

Wake me when Noah's Ark starts floating.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2024-06-23 08:35 PM | Reply

@#4 ... Wake me when Noah's Ark starts floating. ...

That's quite the sentiment there.

It seems quite oblivious to those people whose houses are under water up to their roof line, and they likely lost most, if not all, they had.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-24 11:35 AM | Reply

Tots and pears.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 12:38 PM | Reply

Rapidan Dam in Minnesota is in 'imminent failure condition,' officials warn

... The Rapidan Dam in Minnesota is in a precarious state after recent flooding of the Blue Earth River, prompting officials on Monday to warn the public that the structure is in "imminent failure condition."

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office said the river has cut around the sides of the dam and debris has been accumulating in the water. It announced the "imminent failure condition" status and notified those who may be impacted.

"We do not know if it will totally fail or if it will remain in place, however we determined it was necessary to issue this notification to advise downstream residents and the correct regulatory agencies and other local agencies," the sheriff's office said.

The dam is located outside of the city of Monkato, about 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis. ...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-24 03:34 PM | Reply

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