River flooding expected by end of week


As of 1:15 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service has issued several Flood Warnings along the Missouri River, including portions where the river runs through the Kansas City metro. The river is expected to crest at St. Joseph on Tuesday at just over 30 feet. While water levels in St. Joseph temporarily receded, forecasts still call for the swollen river to rise into major flood stage next week.

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.

Due to the excess water, the Missouri River is expected to reach 1092-1093 feet in the Dakota Dunes area and 1096-1097 in the Wynstone area.

Some flooding of low-lying areas around the river in northwest Missouri had already been reported Saturday.

"The good news is we're not expecting any rain or heavy rain any time over the next five to seven days or so, in the area or north of the area that would flow back down into the Missouri", Pietrycha says.

Many central Iowa rivers may see moderate flooding into next week from the rain and snowmelt runoff, the weather service said.

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Mark Becker, a spokesman for Nebraska Public Power District, told Newsweek that the nuclear station was operating safely at 100 percent output.

In Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers said flooding was impacting "homes, businesses, and cities and towns" across the state.

Pierce says when it does there will be another round of flooding in those states that will then move south along the Mississippi River into IL and Iowa.

Louis has issued a flood warning for the Moreau River near Jefferson City. They could be tested this year. A wind advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Wednesday, and a high wind watch is in effect from 9 a.m. -7 p.m. Thursday. There are no immediate reports of any injuries, but homes and trees were damaged and power was knocked out to thousands. The weather service recorded a 60 miles per hour (97 kph) wind gust at Indianapolis International Airport.

Grand River (Grand Valley): Flood coordinators in Grand Valley are advised to monitor conditions and prepare to close Highway 25 through Grand Valley. Don't drive through flooded roads.