Plymouth County braces for flooding

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Breeanna Pierce, News Reporter

As rain fell across Plymouth County and temperatures hovered around the 50 degree mark causing what snow that was on the ground to melt, low lying areas across the county took on more water than it could handle. Many roadways, including a section of Highway 75 northbound, were closed off to traffic on Thursday. City crews, the Iowa DOT, Le Mars Fire and Rescue, the Le Mars Police Department, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, and many others came together to implement as many precautionary measures as they could in anticipation of the rising waters that would strike the area over the next few days. The Floyd River, which crests at 20 feet, was expected to reach 24.8 feet by 1 a.m., Friday.