Video: Flash Flooding strikes Ottumwa
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:44:49 GMT —
Another day, another round of heavy rain and another round of flash flooding.
A strong line of thunderstorms moved through around 2:30 Friday afternoon causing street flooding in low-lying areas of Ottumwa.
This video from Ottumwa TMs west end shows massive amounts of water collecting all along west Main Street.
In fact, Main Street near O TMHara TMs Hardware was impassable for a time.
The flash flooding caused localized problems, but city officials are not concerned that today TMs rain will affect river levels significantly. Public information officer Tom Rodgers told KTVO that the river has gone down enough since Thursday TMs crest that it should be able to handle today TMs influx of water.
Rodgers does expect river levels to rise however, and said the city remains prepared to act quickly if the situation worsens.