Flash flood emergency in northern Iowa

Torrential rains overnight have caused extensive flash flooding in northeast Iowa.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a flash flood emergency for several counties in northeast Iowa.

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The Cities of Decorah and Cresco are included in the flash flood emergency.

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Decorah, Iowa, reports 8.46 inches of rainfall overnight. River gauges along the Upper Iowa River show rises of more than 10 feet in a very short time early this morning.

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The Turkey River at Spillville has risen an incredible 15 feet, and is near an all time record flood this morning.

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Heavy rainfall has ended in the area, but floodwaters will continue to rise this morning in many areas.

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