The latest word on the flood situation


June 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) continues to work closely with personnel from the Iowa National Guard, Department of Human Services, Department of Public Safety, Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources and other agencies as appropriate at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in response to the flooding situation in Western Iowa. 

Here are the latest developments:

  • IA National Guard personnel have been requested to patrol levees in Mills and Pottawattamie Counties. Guard personnel began patrolling levees in Woodbury County over the weekend.

Missouri River crossings

1.       The Iowa DOT is expecting the Missouri River crossings at the following locations to remain open during the flooding

2.       Sioux City: U.S. 77/U.S.20 to South Sioux City, Nebr.; and U.S. 20/U.S. 75 to Nebraska

3.       Council Bluffs/Omaha: I-480 and I-80

o   Call center established for road closures:  1-866-452-8510

  • Iowa State Patrol will be assisting Fremont County Sheriff’s Dept. with enhanced security patrols along the I-29 corridor where residents have evacuated. There are no reports of looting at this time.