Flood Warnings or Advisories remain in effect for a handful of counties in eastern Iowa. The heaviest flooding is located on the Wapsipincon River in a rural area south of DeWitt. Scott County Emergency Management Coordinator Ross Bergen says flood stage is 11 feet and the river was measured at 12.7 feet this morning.
There are some homes in the area, but Bergen says only one person has asked for assistance. "There’s some folks that live along the river there, but they know what the river does and they sort of deal with it," Bergen said. "The Red Cross talks with a few of them, but as long as they can get in and out by boat for a couple of days and keep from getting their feet wet – they’re fine."
Jeff Zogg, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities, says the Wapsipinicon should drop below flood stage by Friday. The flooding has closed a portion of old Highway 61, also known as Scott Park Road and Veterans Memorial Highway.
"Once that road floods, it does present a considerable inconvenience getting through the area," Zogg said. Minor to moderate flooding is also reported on the Iowa River in eastern Iowa. On Sunday, firefighters rescued a man and his dog from a pickup that was swept from a flooded highway near Swisher in Johnson County. Officials say it happened after someone apparently removed "Road Closed" signs from the area.