Severe weather in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa has left approximately 9,100 MidAmerican Energy customers without power with a peak of more than 10,000, caused flash flooding throughout the area and more.

Western Pottawattamie County is under a flash flood warning until 11:30 p.m., and Pottawattamie and Harrison counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:45 p.m.

Drivers are advised to not drive through high water.

According to police scanner reports:

• Widespread street flooding in the west end in Council Bluffs.

• A woman called from the flooded main level of the Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital parking garage, reporting she was trapped in her sport-utility vehicle, with her child inside. When a reporter arrived, however, nobody was there.

• A van was submerged near the Juvenile Detention Center near the South Expressway in Council Bluffs, with an officer saying a man inside appeared to be OK.

• An officer reported seeing cars with floodwaters over the hood at 10th Street and Avenue G.

• The National Weather Service of Omaha reported flooding around 16th Street and Avenue O.

• Power poles snapped and knocked over into the road near Railroad Highway (Highway 191) and County Road L34.

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• Report of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 29.

• Report of a house fire at 18th Street and Fourth Avenue.

• Power lines down in the 300 block of North First Street.

• Report of a siding and roofs ripped off houses and motels in Missouri Valley.

• Bricks on the roadway from between the 100 Block and Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital.

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