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FLOODING UPDATE: Threat far from over in Winneshiek County

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It's already dangerous and the water is still rising in Winneshiek County.

The sheriff's office says crews are very busy right now. They say Decorah and Spillville are dealing with some of the worst flooding right now.

People in Spillville have been out sandbagging since very early this morning.

Right now, a bridge through town is dry, but a firefighter tells KWWL they're worried it will eventually flood.

Firefighters also say they were called to a water rescue in Decorah this morning.


Sandbagging is currently underway in parts of Winneshiek County.

KWWL spoke with Sheriff Dan Marx. He tells us the county is seeing flooding in several areas. Areas along the Turkey River are seeing the most of it but he says there's also flooding along the Upper Iowa.

Sandbagging is currently happening in Spillville and Fort Atkinson.

Sheriff Marx tells us there have been no water rescues but many people are calling and reporting water near homes.

There are no mandatory evacuation notices in place but some people are leaving their homes on their own.

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