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NWS issues flood warning for areas along the Missouri River

Posted: 12:45 PM, Apr 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-29 17:46:48Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This morning the National Weather Service (NWS) in Omaha issued a flood warning for communities along the Missouri River until Thursday.

They say the warning is in effect for the following communities:

  • Near Blair in Harrison and Washington Counties
  • Near Omaha in Pottawattamie, Douglas and Sarpy Counties

The NWS says river levels were at 27.1 feet this morning and that the river would be in flood stage at 29.0 feet.

Additional flood warnings have been issued for areas in Kansas and Missouri as well:

The Flood Warning continues for the following streams in Kansas.. Big Blue River near Blue Rapids affecting Marshall County PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Safety Message...Do not drive into flooded areas. Shallow flowing water can wash a car from the roadway. Also, the roadbed may be washed out under the water. Stay tuned to later developments by listening to NOAA Weather Radio and local media. && KSC117-292328- /O.CON.KTOP.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /BLRK1.1.ER.190312T0755Z.190422T0900Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1029 AM CDT Mon Apr 29 2019 The Flood Warning continues for The Big Blue River near Blue Rapids. * until further notice. * At 10:15 AM Monday the stage was 41.0 feet. * Flood stage is 26.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 41.0 feet by this afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter. The river will reamin above flood stage for several weeks due to backwater from Tuttle Creek Lake. * Impact...At 26.0 feet...Minor lowland flooding occurs from Marysville to Tuttle Creek Lake.

The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Kansas... Missouri... Missouri River at St Joseph affecting Doniphan...Andrew and Buchanan Counties. Missouri River at Napoleon affecting Jackson...Lafayette and Ray Counties. Missouri River at Waverly affecting Carroll...Lafayette and Saline Counties. Missouri River At Miami affecting Carroll...Chariton and Saline Counties. .The following river forecasts only take into account the next 24 hours of rainfall. Through Wednesday, an additional 1 to 4 inches of precipitation is expected with the highest amounts likely southeast of the Kansas City metro area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Do not drive through flowing water. Nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle related. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Two feet of water will carry most vehicles away.This product along with additional weather and stream information is available at www.weather.gov/kc/. && KSC043-MOC003-021-301517- /O.COR.KEAX.FL.W.0048.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /SJSM7.3.ER.190313T1124Z.190323T0100Z.000000T0000Z.UU/ 1018 AM CDT Mon Apr 29 2019 The Flood Warning continues for The Missouri River at St Joseph. * until further notice. * At 9:30 AM Monday the stage was 19.3 feet. * Flood stage is 17.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 19.5 feet by early Tuesday afternoon then begin falling. * At 19.0 feet...Backwater from the Missouri River floods property along the Nodaway river at Nodaway, Missouri. * At 17.0 feet...Lowland flooding upstream and downstream from St. Joseph occurs.