In case of emergency, CALL 911

MODOT Road Closure Info click here.

 If you have a non-emergency flood related question,
The following numbers are to be used:

WFFPD Station 3 Command Center:

Lincoln County Central Dispatch:

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency:

For the complete Army Corps of Engineers flood levels report, click HERE.

For the NOAA National Weather Service Hydrologic Prediction, click HERE. 

 Basic Flood Safety:

Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc.Avoid already flooded and high velocity flow areas. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, STOP! Turn around and go another way.

If driving, be aware that the road bed may not be intact under flood waters. Turn around and go another way. NEVER drive through flooded roadways!

If the vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants and sweep them away.

Remember, its better to be wet than dead!

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during dangerous conditions.

Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains, viaducts, or arroyos.

Electrical Precautions

As rivers continue to rise, certain precautions must be taken to ensure family safety.  The waters that caused the flooding in Iowa are headed this way and may exceed 1993 levels.

Here are some electric safety tips to adhere to during flood conditions:

Remember that electricity and water do not mix.

Anticipate that all power lines are energized, and stay at least 10 ft. away from all lines.

Allow for boat drift and river currents, travel only in daylight hours and keep a careful watch for power lines.

Power lines do not have an insulating coating like an extension cord so never come in contact with them.

Turn breaker panels off before flood waters enter your residence.  If water covers an outlet receptacle, meter loops, or the breaker panel, have an electrician address these concens.

If there is time, move all electrical equipment and appliances above the anticipated flood level.

Stay away from and report any downed power lines, leaning poles, and large debris than has snagged on the power lines.

For more information contact:  Doug Bagby, Safety Coordinator, 636-528-8261 Ext. 232, or at

Helpful Flood links:

NOAA frequently asked questions about floods.

Food Safety for flood victims.

American Red Cross flood preparedness page.

American Red Cross “Safe and Well List” lets others know you are OK.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website.