One person died due to severe flooding in Iowa. As reported on Wednesday, representatives of the local authorities, the victim of the disaster was a young girl, whose car was swept away by the flow of water from the road into the river.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated from the disaster zone. Only in Ames left their homes for more than 55 thousand people. According to representatives of the emergency services of the city, the water has flooded the street at a meter and a half. In another city of the state of — Colfax — breaking the record flood of 1993, when the water rose to the level of 6 meters. Now the water level in the city has risen to 6,7 meters and continues to grow.
Flooding in some areas of the state was caused by heavy rains non-stop for the past three days. Only in the night of Wednesday, the water level in large and small rivers in the state increased by 12-15 see, says the National weather service of the United States. Meteorologists warn that the rains in the region will continue for at least another day.
The spill numerous rivers, inundated dozens of roads in the state, including Federal significance. Police discourages motorists to travel by car because of the rivers and even small streams can suddenly out of bounds and flooding all new roads.