Residents in flooded areas of Rock Rapids and Rock Valley, Iowa, are being evacuated Monday night due to heavy flooding in the area and concerns that the Rock River will continue to rise.
In Rock Rapids, people in the following areas are being urged to seek shelter on higher ground: the 500 to 900 blocks of Tama Street. All of Benton Street and everything between Tama and Benton Streets. A shelter has been established at the Rock Rapids Community Center.
In Rock Valley, residents who live north of 17th Street between 19th and Main Street are urged to seek higher ground. A shelter is available at the Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley.