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Floods Hammer Parts of Iowa – More Rain Looming

23 Sep 2015, 8:09 pm

Iowa Flooding
Stalled cars and water-covered roadways were all too common in the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area on Wednesday morning as record rainfall doused the area.

Omaha’s Eppley Airfield saw its sixth-rainiest day on record, with 5.24″ of rain on Wednesday alone as of 4pm CDT – nearly double the city’s typical September rainfall of 2.68″. The Omaha World-Herald reported that 21 flights were delayed as a result of the rainfall as well.

“Cars were stalled everywhere”

Worse yet, nearby Council Bluffs, Iowa saw nearly eight inches of rain, leading to a disaster of a Wednesday morning commute for the adjacent cities.

DO NOT BE ON THE ROADS AT THIS TIME. We are in a Flash Flood warning and streets in downtown and west end Council…

Posted by Council Bluffs Public Works Operations on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Power Outages

At one point, over 5,000 were without power in Omaha and Council Bluffs combined.

Schools Closed

Public schools were closed in Council Bluffs on Wednesday due to the heavy rainfall and the widespread flooding.

School is CANCELLED for today, September 23rd. The road conditions around many of our schools are not improving to the extent we believe is safe.

Posted by Council Bluffs Community School District on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A stalled front over the region has triggered slow-moving, potent thunderstorms that caused the heavy flash flooding. Since the front is still draped across the area, more storms are likely into Thursday morning, bringing the continued threat for more flooding.

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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Chris Bianchi

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