Officials ordered residents to leave their homes as floodwater rushed in. The storm blew from the western Rockies to the Central Plains last week. Blue Rapids resident, Dakota Holmes said.
A crest of 29.6 feet if forecast, which would be more than a foot above the record high.
The order came Friday. The highways were being reopened Friday, but the flooding situation wasn't improving as rapidly as the travel conditions.
Since approximately 6:30 Tuesday morning, the Big Blue River has been at or above flood stage in Marshall County.
The river is forecast to fall below flood stage by Thursday afternoon.
A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is occurring or will be shortly and some roads will be flooded.
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The National Weather Service says "significant" snowmelt flooding is likely this spring. "People who live near rivers should be paying close attention to flooding updates and be ready to move valuable property, if necessary". The flood stage at Kansas City is 32 feet.
The alert, issued by the Government's flood information service, states: "River levels are rising as a result of the prolonged rainfall on Saturday 16/3/19".
Officials also ordered the evacuation Friday morning of Villa Springs, a small lake community near the Platte River and Springfield, just southeast of Omaha. And in Freemont, west of Omaha, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office ordered some residents to evacuate after floodwaters broke through a levee along the Platte River. That prompted the releases, which could worsen flooding downstream. The releases are expected to worsen flooding downstream, though the agency was helping with levee monitoring and other flood response measures, and it stopped releases from Fort Randall Dam upstream from Gavins Point.
The National Weather Service predicts "much calmer" weather in most areas this weekend, . In Colorado, it caused one death when State Police Cpl.
Continued rain chances, melting snow, and frozen ground mean flooding concerns are sticking around.
The powerful wind and snow that created huge snowdrifts in cattle country also closed hundreds of miles of interstates in the Dakotas. At 20.0 feet, limited evacuations may begin in residential areas of Adel along with extensive sandbagging. State police said first-responders say at least 21 homes were damaged, though no injuries have been reported. It will send rain and snow into Minnesota and IL on Friday. In Lodi, the mayor has said it's the worst he's ever seen in his 71 years.