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Jim Johnson rows his boat down Main Street on Tuesday in New Hartford, Iowa. Hundreds of residents obeyed an order to evacuate their homes in this northeast Iowa town Tuesday before floodwaters from a rising creek could strand them.

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Floodwaters force 100s to evacuate NE Iowa town (VIDEO)

The northeast Iowa town of New Hartford was mostly deserted Tuesday after authorities went door-to-door before dawn, warning residents a flooded stream would inundate most of the small community.

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