National Weather Service issues flood alerts for QC area rivers

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Flood alerts map by National Weather Service

Flood alerts map by National Weather Service

MOLINE, Illinois — The National Weather Service has issued a flood alerts for the Quad Cities area.

Storms may bring totals of 2 to 4 inches of rain in northeastern Iowa and area creeks, streams and rivers will likely see rapid rises overnight. That creates the opportunity for waters to flow south into our area.

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The Iowa, Wapsipinicon and Mississippi rivers are under a flood alert, issued by the National Weather Service. If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.

The Wapsipinicon River near DeWitt, Iowa is under a flood warning until further notice. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the state was 11.5 feet and steady. Flood stage starts at 11 feet.

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