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.
• 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.