West Point Faces Flood And High Wind Watches This Week

Elkhorn River Flood Warning

Meanwhile, a flood warning has been issued for the Nith River, where flows through New Hamburg are expected to peak on Friday afternoon based on the current forecast. The river is projected to reach 47.1 feet this weekend before it begins to go down. Consequently, flooding of low-lying land, roads and farmland is possible. "There is no risk to the public or employees as we continue to operate and all safety procedures established for flooding conditions will be followed". "People who live near rivers should be paying close attention to flooding updates and be ready to move valuable property, if necessary".

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses". The flooding was the worst in nearly a decade in places.

Should the river rise to 900 feet above sea level, NPPD said plant workers will "barricade internal doorways as another layer of protection for facility equipment".

Meanwhiel, Ericson Dam in north-central Nebraska appeared to be holding despite flooding at Cedar River. Also Friday afternoon, officials asked residents of Valley, home to almost 1,900 people just west of Omaha, to evacuate.

The National Weather Service in Hastings, Nebraska is taking over duties from the displaced NWS employees in Omaha while the flood threat remains.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an emergency disaster proclamation and activated the state emergency operations center Thursday.

The storm also spawned at least three tornadoes in MI and in on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding, hail and strong winds also were reported in parts of the two states.

Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told NPR many areas will remain water-logged for days. SEMA also supplied St. Joseph with a sandbagging machine. Be prepared to take action if flooding develops.

More information can be found on the GRCA's website. Water in that location is now subsiding, but only after a portion of the city was submerged.

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