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Sioux County Sheriff's Office
Thursday September 20th, 2018 :: 09:47 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 12:30PM

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Southern Lyon County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Osceola County in northwestern Iowa... Sioux County in northwestern Iowa... Southwestern Clay County in northwestern Iowa... O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa... Northern Clay County in southeastern South Dakota... Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota... Northern Union County in southeastern South Dakota...

* Until 1230 PM CDT.

* At 929 AM CDT, numerous rural roads are reported to remain under water at mid morning. Additional heavy rain will continue across the warned area through the next 1 to 2 hours. Flash flooding will remain a significant concern.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Sioux Center, Orange City, Sheldon, Canton, Hawarden, Beresford, Rock Valley, Hull, Lennox, Hartley, Sanborn, Alton, Paullina, Primghar, Worthing, Inwood, Alcester, Boyden, Hospers and Sutherland.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LYON, IA ... CLAY, SD ... UNION, SD ... CLAY, IA ... O'BRIEN, IA ... LINCOLN, SD ... SIOUX, IA ... OSCEOLA, IA

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

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Address/Location
Sioux County Sheriff's Office
4363 Ironwood Ave., Ste 1
Orange City, IA 51250

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 712-737-3307

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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