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Sioux County Sheriff's Office
Thursday September 20th, 2018 :: 04:42 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 09:30AM

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 930 AM CDT.

* At 432 AM CDT, emergency management reported multiple roads with water flowing over roads with a couple reports of vehicles hydroplaning into ditches. One and a half to three inches of rain has already fallen on saturated ground overnight, with additional rain through the morning hours. Flash flooding is occurring and will likely continue for the next several hours.

* 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. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. 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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