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Emergency Management busy during flash flood warnings


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- In Dubuque Tuesday, a lot of rain resulting in a lot of wet roads. Just after 1:00 PM Dubuque county was under a flash flood warning. That meant there is a risk for flooding, especially in those low lying areas. But as we drove around this afternoon we didn't encounter much flooding.

We did find a tree down on Ideal Lane in Dubuque. Crews were called to the scene about 1:15 this afternoon after a report that this tree had fallen on a car. Police blocked off the road as crews worked to removed the tree. Power was shut down for some time but no one was injured.

Meanwhile Dubuque County Emergency Management was busy all afternoon. They say being under a flash flood warning keeps everyone on their toes.

"With the hills and the terrain that we get in the county if we get any of the down pours and you get a lot of rain at one time it just rolls down and fills up fast and flash flooding is a potential threat for us," Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Berger said.

He says it takes the work of local law enforcement, fire departments and other city and county departments; a collaborative effort that helps keep you safe.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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