June 13, 2011 / 5:35 PM / in 8 years

Levee breaks near Hamburg, Iowa; flash flood warning issued

OMAHA (Reuters) - A levee on the flood-swollen Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa failed on Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for the town of 1,200.

In addition to Hamburg, the areas expected to be inundated as a result of the failure include parts of Interstate 29 and the rural residences and county roads located between the Missouri River and Hamburg, the NWS said.

Reporting by Michael Avok; Writing by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Jerry Norton

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