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Flooding concerns in Allamakee County

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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY (KWWL) -

In Allamakee County, the Upper Iowa River is rising fast. 

That's because of  heavy rainfall.

So, now county officials are warning the public of possible flooding in the coming days. "We've gotten a lot of rain in the past day, about five to six inches already and we possibly might get up to another inch and so right now we're expecting the Upper Iowa is going to flood again," said Corey Snitker, emergency management coordinator.

It's something this community is exhausted with. just a couple weeks ago...they experienced unruly waters. "For a lot of people, they just got some things cleaned up, and now all a sudden now the potential to have more water in their basement," Snitker said.

In Dorchester, water from the Waterloo Creek is rising out of its banks, it's causing flooding at some nearby places. Owners of the Knotty Pine Tavern are pumping water out their basement. They say whenever the creek rises, this is what they go through. It's tiring.

Allamakee emergency management says people in the county should be ready to move to higher ground, if necessary.

There might also be road closures. 

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