Several northwest Iowa counties have been under flash flood warnings this morning as heavy rain’s been falling the past 24 hours. In Spencer, more than six and a half inches has fallen–so far. Officials in Emmet County are reporting a foot of rain in the Wallingford area. Emergency Manager Terry Reekers says Highway 4 is flooded in Wallingford. Authorities in Palo Alto County say the Ruthven fire department is putting up barricades at the Lakes Center corner which is B-17 and N-14. Reports from Sutherland and Ruthven are over eight inches. Nearly ten-inches has fallen in Graettinger. Spotters in the Ringsted area are reporting nine-and-a-quarter. Over seven inches fell in the Royal area and at Vick’s corner east of Spirit Lake are over seven-inches. Deputies in Clay County say there’s water over the blacktops and gravel roads. Officers are asking drivers to use caution on those roadways.
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