DES MOINES, Iowa (AP-KICD) – Iowa’s top emergency management official says up to 150 homes in Iowa have major flood damage and his department continues to monitor river levels as Iowa’s ground is water saturated and more rain could cause additional problems.
Early estimates indicate damage to roads, bridges and public buildings from recent flooding comes to about $11 million. Storms on June 3 caused an additional $4.5 million damage to public facilities.
Some of the resources that have been provided to date through Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management locally include 40 road barricades in Buena Vista County; Pumps for the communities of Rock Rapids and George and establishment of a shelter in Rock Rapids for displaced residents; 10,000 sandbags to protect the power utility substation in Rolfe; Five loads of sand from the Iowa Department of Transportation, six pumps, 30 road barricades and establishment of a shelter in Rock Valley for displaced residents.
Disaster declarations were declared last week in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Kossuth, Lyon, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas Counties.