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Recent Rain Could Pose Flood Fears in SW Iowa, SE Nebraska, 5:04

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Flooding along the lower Missouri River could get worse in the next few days because recent rain is contributing to the amount of water being released into the river. The National Weather Service says the forecast calls for more than an inch of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

But officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the river will remain below the levels it hit in March when flooding caused significant damage in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.  Releases from Gavins Point Dam were decreased Thursday, and it's unlikely they'll drop further in the near future.

Starting next week, Iowans admitted to hospitals can designate a family member or friend as a caregiver. That person will receive instructions for helping the patient after they’re sent home

The law does not give caregivers any new legal authority, but it will help ensure the caregivers and patients are prepared to go home. About 40 other states have this law. 

Tonight is round two for Democrats in the race for their party’s nomination.

Ten candidates took the stage last night, another ten tonight.

Supporters of three candidates have planned debate watch parties in Sioux City tonight.

There’s one for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at Marty’s Tavern at 13th and Court starting at 7:30.

Supporters of Joe Biden have an event planned at Buffalo Alice on Historic 4th Street at 7:00.

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