OTTWUMA, Iowa — Torrential rain has brought flash flooding to parts of eastern Iowa.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines says it issued flash flood warnings Thursday morning for Wapello and Jefferson counties. Meteorologist Brad Small says his office received two reports Thursday of more than 5 inches of rain in Wapello County, which includes Ottumwa.

Ottumwa police reported as much as 1 foot of standing water at one intersection and have shut down several roads because of flooding.

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