Wednesday, August 19, 2015
July 6, 2015 saw heavy rain pour down on most of Iowa, triggering power outages and flooding in many areas. Parts of the state reported 6-inch rain levels, and flash flood warnings were issued early for Story, Jasper and Marshall Counties. In Johnston, automated gauges reported 2.15 inches of rain before 7:45 a.m. A spokeswoman for MidAmerican Energy reported that over a thousand customers experienced loss of electricity for about an hour that morning. Flooding in Metro Des Moines The Iowa Department of Transportation warned of flooding on the east side of Des Moines near the State Fairgrounds at E. 30th Street between the avenues of Dean and Grand. Water had engulfed the road at E.32nd and Dean Avenue, as well as East University Avenue. One resident also reported the presence of water between 56th Street and Merle Hay Road.