Weather forecasters have indicated the chance for widespread rainfall over the next five days in the Missouri River basin. Current river forecasts estimate an additional 1.6 feet of river rises as a result, cresting around 7 a.m. on Friday.
Pottawattamie County Emergency Management and county roads officials are advising that some residents in the northwest portion of the county could have access to their homes cut off or limited during this rise.
Residents south of Rosewood Road and 145th Street could be impacted by the latest river level increase. Currently the intersection of Rosewood Road and 145th Street is inundated with water and will likely remain so until levees in northern Pottawattamie County are repaired as well as the southern portion of Meadowlark Loop.
Sumac Road and 152nd Street may also be overtopped during the anticipated river level increase.
"We want people in the areas still impacted by ongoing flooding to be aware of the potential over the next few days and take appropriate action now, in case safe access to property is hindered or completely shut off from this next round of flooding," said Doug Reed, the county's emergency management director.
With the potential for additional flooding and isolated thunderstorm chances over the holiday week, all residents should remain weather aware and heed warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
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