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Police warn of flooding in Mason City

Flooding in the area
Flooding in the area

MASON CITY – Mason City police warn of flooding and closed streets around town as an emergency shelter has been established.

Parts of Cerro Gordo County and Mason City are currently experiencing flooding. We would ask that if you don’t need to travel at this time that you remain at your home. If your safety is in peril due to rising water and you need immediate assistance, please call 911. If you must travel, slow down and do not drive through standing water.

Currently, the Mason City Police Department is working on evacuating residents at the Chelsea Apartments and the Autumn Park Apartments on South Monroe. If you have a loved one in this area and can be of assistance in moving them, please do so.

An emergency shelter has been established at the Salvation Army, 724 Village Green Drive, Mason City. This is located directly east of Menard’s. The shelter will be open for the duration of this flood event.

If you live in a low lying area that could flood, please start to plan for evacuation and move your vehicles to higher ground. Flood waters seem to be coming up very quickly.

We will put additional information out as it is available about forecasted rainfall and river crests.

More local flooding conditions
More local flooding conditions
Meanwhile, the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office announced road closures:

Details of Incident: Due to existing weather conditions and the expectation of more rain later in the day, the following roads are currently closed in Cerro Gordo County:

Yarrow Avenue between 150th and 160th Street 315th Street east of Indigo Avenue
B-20, west of Jonquil — water is just going over the road now 160th Street between Yarrow & Zinnia
170th Street between Yarrow & Zinnia B-20 east of Hwy. 65 to Pheasant Ave. Pheasant Avenue between 300th (B-20) and 310th Street Poplar from the City Limits of MC, north about 1/2 mile North of B-60 on Zinnia Avenue (according to radio reports, that road has washed out) On Gull Avenue from 315th Street south to 310th/Heather — south on Heather around the curve.
200th Street from Thrush Avenue to Vine Ave.
Claybanks Drive from S-56 to Warbler Ave. East of Violet on 225th Street

As conditions improve information will be updated.

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