West Point Faces Flood And High Wind Watches This Week

West Point Faces Flood And High Wind Watches This Week

Continued rain chances, melting snow, and frozen ground mean flooding concerns are sticking around. Residents in areas prone to ice jams should prepare accordingly. Winds will relax as we head through the rest of Friday, with temperatures climbing into the 40s by this afternoon. Partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s expected for Saturday and Sunday.

The Governor's office activated the State Emergency Operations Center in response to expected historic flooding along some areas of the Missouri River.

If the status is upgraded to a flood warning, they should turn off their gas, water and electricity, move their family, pets and auto to safety, and move any precious possessions upstairs.

Officials in Sarpy County, south of Omaha, said Saturday that power might be shut off for safety reasons in communities along the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers.

The same can not be said for the Spencer Dam, which failed at the Niobrara River.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, the Tittabawassee River stage was at 20.7 feet and rising.

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"Anyone with interests along impacted rivers should monitor closely/take action", the weather service said.

The Coast Guard and Corps also requested all river vessel operators create as little wake as possible between St. Joseph downstream to Kansas City to minimize levee damage. Flood coordinators in the City of Brantford are advised to close Gilkison Street.

"Northwest Missouri is already experiencing significant flooding that's closing roads and impacting homeowners and farmers, and the situation will affect many more Missourians in the coming days", Governor Parson said.

Grand River (Caledonia and Cayuga): River ice remains present in the southern Grand River.

Wisconsin's governor declared a state of emergency Friday as flooding worsened, and Iowa's governor expanded an emergency proclamation issued a day earlier. Don't drive through flooded roads.

Major reservoirs at Belwood, Conestogo, Guelph, Luther, Woolwich, Laurel and Shade's Mills are being used to store runoff and reduce flooding.

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