Rare remains of tropical storm to bring heavy rain to Iowa

first_imgMASON CITY — Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are expected to reach Iowa Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rain and potential flash flooding.Meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff, at the National Weather Service, says those big named storms over the Gulf of Mexico usually break up before they reach Iowa, but this one should remain a post-tropical depression, which is very uncommon.“That has really only happened once since records have been kept and that was in 1900, a Galveston (Texas) hurricane,” Hagenhoff says, “so, very rare.” The storm’s arrival will mean the end of the hot and humid weather in Iowa, funneling in much cooler temperatures and the potential for multiple heavy downpours between Tuesday morning and evening.“We are looking at rainfall totals of between two to three inches that go across portions of southeast and eastern Iowa,” Hagenhoff says. “That’s really where the main axis is going to be for the heavier precipitation.” The storm may bring western and central Iowa just an inch to an inch-and-a-half of rain, but then another system will arrive from the west late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, which could bring another inch or two of rain.“Thankfully, the rain with that secondary system coming out of the west is going to bring the heavier rainfall across western and central Iowa,” Hagenhoff says. “So, the axis for the heavy rainfall from the tropical system and the secondary one are not going to overlap.”A Flash Flood Watch is in effect along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor, including the Mason City-Clear Lake area.last_img read more


first_imgCllr Jimmy KavanaghCouncillor Jimmy Kavanagh is reminding Donegal soccer fans to get their free European Health Insurance Card in time to support the boys in green in France this summer. “With just 7 seeks to go until Ireland’s opening group match with Sweden, thousands of fans are planning to travel. Medical treatment can be very expensive abroad. That’s why I’m asking travelling fans to get their free European Health Insurance Cards now,” Kavanagh explained.“As Irish residents we are entitled to get healthcare through the public system in France, or any other European country, if we become ill or injured while on a temporary stay. But you must have a European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly known as the E111) to access health care services. “One card is needed for each individual or member of the family and it’s free to apply and receive the card. All you have to do to get your card is fill in your name, address, date of birth and PPS online on a HSE website (https://www.sspcrs.ie/portal/ehic/welcome.do).“Once you have these basic details your card will be posted out to you free of charge. If you have a smart phone, you can also download the free EHIC App, to help you contact health services in Europe.
”As fans get ready to travel to France, now is the time to apply for the free European Health Insurance Card. A few minutes online could save a lot of money if you have an accident or become ill in France”, Councillor Kavanagh concluded.DONEGAL SOCCER FANS URGED TO GET THEIR ‘CARDS’ BEFORE EURO 2016 was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEuro 2016Jimmy Kavanaghlast_img read more