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Rivers rising past flood stage after heavy rains

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Flood warnings have been issued for several Iowa rivers following heavy rainfall in many parts of the state.

The National Weather Service warnings continued for the Iowa River at Marengo, where the water was nearly 2 feet over flood stage on Friday morning. And warnings have been continued or extended for the Des Moines, Raccoon and North Raccoon rivers.

The Des Moines River was expected to reach 2.5 feet above flood stage by Friday evening in Des Moines.

Police in Cedar Rapids report that officers and other emergency workers responded to more than 20 vehicles stranded on flooded streets. For a time Thursday night the rain fell at a rate of 2 inches an hour in Cedar Rapids.

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