The National Weather Service on Friday said flooding would affect parts of the Mississippi and Missouri valleys through Monday. The bomb cyclone this week was bringing with 2 to 3 inches of rain.
The front will reach the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday. Emergencies have been declared in parts of the Midwest because of flooding. “Many residents and communities across our state have been responding to flooding that has impacted homes, businesses, and cities and towns across Wisconsin," Gov. Tony Evers said. His emergency declaration includes deployment of the Wisconsin National Guard for emergency response and recovery. In Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly issued a state of emergency for Doniphan County.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds also issued a disaster proclamation Friday. All residents of Hornick, Iowa, were evacuated after a levee broke due to the heavy rains in the region.The storm's center was over Iowa and Nebraska on Thursday. President Donald Trump tweeted that he had been in touch with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts about the flooding. Officials in eastern Nebraska are evacuating communities. The bomb cyclone still threatens to bring severe storms, flash flooding, dense fog and possible tornadoes as it treks across the central part of the country. Tornado watches were issued in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Several Colorado cities, including Denver, were hit the hardest. The storm left thousands in the dark, prompted school closures and forced thousands of flight cancellations. About 175,000 people are without power, most of them in Colorado and Texas.