Heavy rain overnight is causing flooding in parts of eastern Iowa. A flash flood warning is up for Dubuque County until 2 p-m. A record amount of rain fell on the area yesterday. Dubuque County Emergency Management Department spokesman Chuck Uskevitch says their disaster plan has been put into action.They’ve declared the entire county a disaster area, which would allow them to get state help if the need it. Uskevitch says many areas of the county are facing floodwaters.He says a portion of Dyersville is voluntarily being evacuated and sandbagging operations are underway. Residents of Cascade are sandbagging and most of Highway 52 north of Dubuque from Luxembourg to the city limits of Dubuque is shut down due to flooding. There’s also flooding to the south of Dubuque. Uskevitch says local officials have been able to handle the problems thus far. He says this warning for anyone in flooded areas.They’ve had one car that got stuck in floodwaters, and he says you shouldn’t try driving through any area where there’s water over the roadway. Uskevitch says more storms are expected to hit the area early this afternoon, which could make things worse. Evacuations are also underway in several towns in western Illinois and southwest Wisconsin.
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