Council Bluffs launches 24-7 flooding hotline

News, Weather

June 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Plenty of rumors are floating about the looming flooding in Council Bluffs and the city is taking steps to separate truth from fiction. Art Hill, a spokesman for Council Bluffs, says they’re launching a 24-seven flooding hotline so people can get answers to any questions right away.

“We are establishing an information line,” Hill says. “It’ll always be staffed by a person to relate information they’ve been hearing and whether or not it’s correct.” He says the city is also updating its website constantly with the latest flood data. Hill urges Council Bluffs residents and business owners to register on the city’s Code Red notification system.

“If, geographically, your home or business is in a location that might be impacted in some way, you’ll get either a phone call or a text telling you about it,” he says. Hill says officials want to make sure all residents with special needs get help in case there is an evacuation due to flooding — or some other emergency.

“Whether it’s because of limited mobility or age, they (should) register with the city and in the event of an evacuation, we’d have the information.” The information line is (712) 328-4672 and the website is: www.councilbluffs-ia.gov

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)