Rain, wind pummel Perry area Wednesday; flooding risk follows

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Corn was flattened north of Perry by the heavy rains and high winds Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy David Roberts


Farm fields were turned to short-term lakes Wednesday afternoon near 300th Street and Longwood Avenue north of Woodward in Boone County. Photo courtesy Wayde Burkhart

Wednesday’s heavy rains and high winds pounded crops in the latest round of damage inflicted during this year’s wet spring. More than three inches of rain was reported in places north of Perry.

A flash flood warning remains in effect until 9:15 p.m. for Greene and Boone counties, where up to three inches of rain have already fallen, adding to the areas of heavy rainfall Tuesday night.

Some cities affected by the warning include Boone, Jefferson, Ogden, Boone Speedway, Grand Junction, Scranton, Churdan, Rippey, Paton, Boxholm, Pilot Mound, Fraser, Ralston,
Dana, Beaver and Berkley and the Jefferson Municipal Airport, Boone Municipal Airport and Ledges State Park.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches remain possible.

Excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses and other drainage areas and low-lying spots.

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Turn around. Don’t drown when encountering flooded roads.

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