Northeast Iowa reeling from heavy flooding

· August 25, 2016

Roads, fields, and basements are flooded across Northeast Iowa after more than 8 inches of rain fell this week. One report said that the Turkey River at Elkader was expected to reach nearly 25 feet Thursday afternoon — flood stage is just 12 feet.

Schools have been canceled, sandbagging efforts are underway, and evacuations have been taking place since Wednesday. Flood warnings are in effect through Thursday.

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