Flash Flood Warning Issued For Metro Area

Heavy rains across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa Thursday morning is adding to the ongoing flooding threat as the Missouri River continues to rise.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning Douglas, Sarpy, Pottawattamie, Saunders and Mills Counties until 11:00 a.m.

Just before 7:00 a.m. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen and additional rainfall is expected, which will create flash flooding conditions. More than three inches of rain had fallen as of 5:00 Thursday morning in areas just north of the metro area.

The heavy rain forced Omaha Police to close 8th and Riverfront Drive and additional street flooding was likely.

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In addition to travel problems, the Omaha Public Power District reported more than 2,700 power outages were reported in Douglas County Thursday morning.

In Iowa, MidAmerican Energy reported about 300 power outages in Council Bluffs at around 6:30.

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