Flash Flood Warning for Jo Daviess County IL and 2 More

QUAD CITIES IA, QUAD CITIES IA/IL (416 PM CDT Thu Jul 9 2020) — The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northern Jo Daviess County in northwestern Illinois North central Jackson County in east central Iowa Dubuque County in northeastern Iowa until 1015 PM CDT Thursday. At 414 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated that two to two and half inches of rain has fallen over the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Expect flooding of rural creeks, streams, and urban areas. HAZARD: Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. Some locations that will experience flooding include Dubuque, Galena, Asbury, Cascade, Epworth, East Dubuque, Farley, Peosta, Elizabeth, Woodbine, Scales Mound, Holy Cross, Apple River, La Motte, Menominee, Rickardsville, Sherrill, Council Hill, St. Donatus and Centralia. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. This includes the following streams and drainages Otter Creek, Clear Creek, Galena River, Johns Creek, Coon Creek, Menominee River, Hickory Creek, Rindesbacher Creek, Lytle Creek, Mill Creek, Furnace Creek, Smallpox Creek, North Fork Catfish Creek, Prairie Creek, Rush Creek, Haberkorn Creek, North Fork Maquoketa River, Buncombe Creek, Hells Branch, Mississippi River, Bakers Creek, Lost Creek, Tete des Morts Creek, Farmers Creek, Lilly Branch, Curran Branch, Plum River, Cloie Branch, Granger Creek and Leisure Creek. 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, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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