There were anxious moments along Perry Creek in Sioux City early Tuesday morning.
Sioux City police and fire officials were going door-to-door in the pre-dawn hours, waking people who live along the creek to warn them that it was above crest stage and in danger of flooding.
The water level did get high and it was flowing rapidly, but it then started to recede. Several inches of rain in the past few days has sent the level of Perry Creek rising.
If you look closer at the video from Hamilton and Stone Park Boulevard you can see that the water had been up above the recreation trail and deposited some debris on it.
Once the emergency operation center was notified protocol was put in place.
Lieutenant Scott Kovarna said, "There are monitors on the Perry Creek up in the Plymouth County and I'm sure once those got to a certain level emergency response protocols were activated, and part of that was for our crews to go out and notify the people along the Perry Creek. As the potential that the water was coming up at a rapid rate.
The creek flooded in the early 1990s, leaving much of Sioux City's west side along Hamilton Boulevard under water.
A flood control project that cost tens of millions of dollars was done on the creek, making it better able to handle large amounts of water like this.
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