A series of rains hit the Tama area beginning shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, causing some local flash flooding in the city. Water covered much of State Street (U.S. Highway 63) from 5th Street to 4th Street for a time.
An already saturated ground and overworked system was taxed for about an hour and one half.
The creek which runs through Tama and adjacent to the Prairie Village apartment complex on East 13th Street just off of State overflowed its banks but appeared to not affect the apartments.
State street- U.S. 63 south view at 3rd Street in down town Tama.
News-Herald photos/John Speer
Water also flowed over East 5th Street and filled a portion of the Lincoln Highway Bridge Park at East 5th and Business Route 30. The water level there had dropepd about 10 feet at 6:30 p.m. according to Tama Police.
More rain is in the forecast.