Northeast Iowa reeling from heavy flooding
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.