- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The Rock River is flooding a portion of Rock Rapids in northwest Iowa after weekend rain in Iowa and Minnesota sent a rush of water downriver.

KSFY television reports (https://bit.ly/1lzxvED ) the river crested at 24 feet at 5 a.m. Monday, which is 11 feet above flood stage. It is receding and is expected to fall below the 13-foot flood stage on Wednesday but a flood warning remains in effect through Thursday. More rain could fall in the area with additional storms moving in.

Sheds used as shelter for animals at a small zoo inside Island Park have water up to the rooftops. The animals including deer, peacocks, turkeys, pheasants and goats had been taken out of the sheds to higher ground before floodwaters arrived.


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