Flood warnings issued on Cedar, Turtle, Dobbins

Published 6:42 am Thursday, September 22, 2016

The National Weather Service issues a flood warning for Mower, Winona, Fillmore, Dodge and Olmsted counties after heavy rains dumped inches of water across the region overnight.

Several roads flooded or were even washed out, and the weather service warned drivers not to pass through standing water.

The weather service also issued flood warnings this morning for Austin’s Dobbins Creek, Austin’s Turtle Creek, and the Cedar River in Austin and Lansing.

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In Austin, the Cedar was expected to rise above the 15-foot flood stage to near 18 feet by Friday morning for moderate flooding that could affect homes and businesses, according to the weather service.

The Cedar was executed to surpass the 17.9-food flood stage to around 19.9 feet by Friday morning for moderate flooding.

Dobbins was expected to rise above the 11.5-foot flood stage and crest around 13.5 feet by around noon Thursday. Turtle Creek was expected to surpass the 11.5 feet and reach 13.9 feet by Friday morning, and minor to moderate flooding was predicted, according to NWS.

Additional rains were expected through Thursday night; however, it wasn’t expected to be heavy enough to produce additional flash flooding.