The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a statement today (Friday) saying: "Widespread and extremely unsafe flooding will continue today and tonight". It is forecast to rise above flood stage by late Friday afternoon and crest around 27 feet Saturday morning, resulting in moderate flooding.
Becker noted that a Notice of Unusual Event was declared at 5:46 a.m. on Friday after the Missouri River reached 899 feet.
Midland city officials say Emerson Park, Dublin Avenue, West St. Andrews Road, Currie Parkway, Pomranky Road, St. Charles Street and Poseyville Road likely will be under water this weekend. The river was at 28 feet by 9 a.m. Friday, and expected to continue to rise to near 33.5 feet by Tuesday, according to the weather service. This as the Army Corps of Engineers continued to release water at Gavins Point while areas along the Missouri River in Iowa and Nebraska endure historic flooding. "We're trying to get a handle on the situation with the flooding across the state, but two days ago, and even yesterday, we were evacuating people because of the rising waters", Getter said.
A flood alert has been issued for Sheffield, as heavy rain drenches the city. After that, river flooding will be a big concern by the end of the week and weekend.
In Valley, Nebraska, a section of Union Dike reportedly failed on Friday, causing a flash flood emergency.
Rescue and evacuation efforts have been continuing in many areas of eastern Nebraska, where a deluge of recent rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers.
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The GRCA says ice sheets in the river could break up and shift, causing ice jams.
"The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies", the GRCA said.
The two cities have implemented several measures such as home buyouts and levees since then. The flood stage at Kansas City is 32 feet.
The midweek storm crippled parts of Colorado and Wyoming with blizzard conditions.
The storm also spawned at least three tornadoes in MI and in on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service recorded a 60 miles per hour (97 kph) wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport. Be prepared to take action if flooding develops.
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