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Storms hammer Iowa

Iowa, USA
July 18, 2007

DES MOINES (AP) — Another round of thunderstorms brought more heavy rain to eastern Iowa early Wednesday, sending the Little Maquoketa River out of its banks north of Dubuque.

It is estimated the area received 7 inches of rain.

"It started raining around 10:30 last night and hasn't quit. It's been torrential and it's still coming down," said Dan Bannon, lead dispatcher with the Dubuque County sheriff's office.

The National Weather Service said McGregor, which is about 40 miles north of Dubuque, also received 7 inches of rain. No flooding problems were immediately reported.

In the past 48 hours, eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois received 1-8 inches of rain, said Bill Nichols, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Davenport.


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A large dark cloud hung over the city of Cedar Falls giving many people a small glimpse of what was about to arrive.
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