River to peak at 18′ tonight
River projections have been updated this afternoon by National Weather Service. Current projection is to peak overnight tonight to just under 18’. This will flood the Valley Village Mobile Home Community Overnight. Gas utility has been turned off today by Mid-American as a precaution. Electric may be disconnected if water levels reach the grade-level transformers. A shelter is available at the Elks Lodge at 413 S. Iowa Ave. Residents are advised to plan accordingly. Emergency services will not be able to navigate equipment in flood waters. Rescues should not be expected.
Red Rock will begin to flow 50,000 on Friday. River levels in Wapello County are expected to rise back up to 16’ and Saturday and stay at that level for the foreseeable future.
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