Heavy Rain from Isaac Expected in Southeast Iowa - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Heavy Rain from Isaac Expected in Southeast Iowa

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - What's left of Isaac, which has moved north from the Gulf Coast into the central U.S., is dropping rain on drought-parched southeast Iowa.

The National Weather Service says a steady rain, heavy at times, is expected over the region including the city of Burlington throughout Saturday and into Sunday. Up to four inches is expected by the end of Sunday in some areas.

Lee County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cirinna, whose territory includes Burlington, says the area is expected to benefit from the rain.

Cirinna says that because drought has left the region's waterways depleted, they should be able to handle rain runoff even if rainfall exceeds four inches.

However, Cirinna says a deluge of more than five inches would cause flooding in some areas.

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