Monday, May 30, 2016
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Floyd River Nears Flood Stage

(Le Mars) -- Last night's storm dropped at least five inches of rain on Le Mars, causing concern about flash flooding.  The Floyd River rose at least six feet in four hours.  Strong winds that blew through the town knocked down some trees.  The Iowa Department of Transportation reports water had overflowed on Highway 75 near Hinton closing the northbound lanes.  Other closures include Highway 75 near Rock Rapids, both lanes of travel, Highway 18 at Rock Valley, both lanes of travel and state highway 9 due to surface water hazzards.

Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy Jary Vermeys updates the status for Plymouth County from last night's storms.

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As of early this morning, Highway 75 northbound was still closed.  D-O-T officials were trying to clear the debris that was on the highway from the flooding.  Deputy Vermeys says officials are closely watching the Floyd River.  He says the river measures 18 feet and flood stage is at 20 feet. Vermeys says the Sheriff's office is not aware of any structural damage from last evening's storm and although there were instances of water over some county roads, he is unaware of any county roads that suffered damage due to the excessive heavy rains.

Floyd River Nears Flood Stage

Le Mars City Public Works Crew clean up down trees after Monday evening storm.


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