Extreme flooding has impacted the state of Iowa the past few days, with some pretty incredible scenes unfolding as a result. The area has been struck by a number of strong and severe weather over the past few days, and this continues today. The following is a screenshot taken from the Iowa Flood Center. Current flood alerts for streams and rivers decorate the state like a Christmas tree:
There are also a number flash & areal flood warnings across Iowa at this time, as this screenshot from RadarScope depicts (green polygons):
A lot of damage has resulted in numerous locations. Washed out bridges and collapsed roads have been reported:
— KCRG (@KCRG) June 30, 2014
— Mark Van Baale (@markvanbaale) June 30, 2014
— Brady Smith (@bradysmithkcrg) June 30, 2014
— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) June 30, 2014
Hopefully the rain comes to an end sooner rather than later in these locations. If not, the weather will just be rubbing salt into the wound. That is some serious flooding.