Kids in parts of northeast Iowa have the day off from school, not for Columbus Day but due to heavy flooding. Up to six-inches of rain fell during a thunderstorm Sunday afternoon, creating flooded roads and basements.
The Maquoketa River and some if its tributaries flowed out of their banks into low lying areas, especially in Manchester. According to Delaware County Emergency Management, at least one rural bridge has been washed out.
The Red Cross opened up a shelter at the Delaware County Community Center in Manchester, for all who need help. The West Delaware School District in Manchester has called off classes for today, because the bus barn was flooded in Manchester, and the district needs to inspect all buses before they can be sent out.
Flooding was also reported in southern Clayton County, where Bear and Elk Creeks rose out of their banks last night. The Turkey River at Garber was expected to crest about a half-foot above flood stage this morning.