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Flash Flood Warning issued for many locations

Thu 9-20-2018 Spirit Lake,IA

Heavy rain is causing flooding across the region, with a Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of the area, and a Flash Flood Warning for...
has been issued for parts of the region until 9:30 am today, including:
Southern Lyon County in northwestern Iowa Southern Osceola County in northwestern Iowa Sioux County in northwestern Iowa Southwestern Clay County in northwestern Iowa O`Brien County in northwestern Iowa Northern Clay County in southeastern South Dakota Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota Northern Union County in southeastern South Dakota The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says Emergency management reported multiple roads with water flowing over roads with a couple reports of vehicles hydroplaning into ditches.
Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain has already fallen on saturated ground overnight in Some locations, with additional rain through the morning hours.

Flash flooding is occurring and will likely continue for the next several hours.
Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas, turn around and find another route.

Some rainfall totals overnight:
Ruthven 4.84 inches
Spencer 5.89 inches
Emmetsburg 5.5 inches
Royal 5.0