The storm, carrying winds of upwards of 60 miles per hour, is an
isolated band with further possible heavy rains later on this
Travelers are advised to use caution when traveling,
especially on overpasses and outlying areas, as flood conditions are
Reports of flooding and damage from falling trees are widespread.
Law enforcement officers have reported power lines down on the
At 7:05 a.m. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated 2-3.5
inches of rain had fallen across the area, primarily from Petersburg
and Mount Pulaski southward. Areas to the north received 1 to 2.5
inches of rain.
Rain diminished across the area through 8 a.m. and
a few hours of dry weather is expected afterward. However, it will
take a little more time for the high water levels on creeks and
streams to subside, as well as any ponding of water on low-lying
Locations affected include Lincoln, Mason City, Beason, Chestnut,
Cornland, Elkhart, Greenview, Latham, Middletown and Mount Pulaski.
Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flooding of small creeks
and streams, highways and underpasses. Additionally, country roads
and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low-lying
areas are subject to flooding.
Report any flooding to your local
emergency manager or the nearest law enforcement agency for relay to
the National Weather Service.
[Text from announcement received from
the Emergency Email Network]