LATEST FLOOD INFORMATION

LATEST FLOOD INFORMATION

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SIOUX CITY—173-THOUSAND SANDBAGS HAVE BEEN FILLED BY VOLUNTEERS AT THE LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER.

SIOUX CITY FIRE CHIEF TOM EVERETT SAYS THE EFFORT WILL CONTINUE TO ENSURE ALL AREA RESIDENTS ARE TAKEN CARE OF.

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EVERETT SAYS ONCE DEMAND BEGINS TO SLOW DOWN, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THEIR EMERGENCY RESERVE.

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SIX SANDBAGS ARE STILL BEING DISTRIBUTED TO RIVERSIDE RESIDENTS TO PLUG THEIR DRAINS.

SANDBAGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FILLED AT THE LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER DURING THE MORNING HOURS THIS WEEK AND IN THE AFTERNOON NEXT WEEK.

 

SIOUX CITY—THE RISING MISSOURI RIVER WILL AFFECT TRAVEL ALONG I-29, SOUTH OF SIOUX CITY.

SIOUX CITY FIRE CHIEF TOM EVERETT SAYS MISSOURI VALLEY WILL BE IMPACTED THE MOST AS IT’S IN A LOW-LYING AREA.

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PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR CHRIS PAYER DOES NOT ANTICIPATE HAVING TO CLOSE THE PIERCE/NEBRASKA STREET EXITS OFF OF THE INTERSTATE.

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EVERETT SAYS A TRIBUTARY MANAGEMENT TEAM HAS BEEN FORMED TO MONITOR FLOYD RIVER ELEVATIONS AND WORK WITH AREA BUSINESSES.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY STANDING WATER IN YOUR BUSINESS OR BASEMENT, CONTACT THE FLOOD CALL CENTER AT 224-5262.

 

SIOUX CITY—WITH ANIMALS BEING SURRENDERED FROM FAMILIES EVACUATING THEIR HOMES DUE TO THE RISE OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, RUMORS ARE CIRCULATING THAT PETS ARE BEING EUTHANIZED.

SIOUX CITY ANIMAL ADOPTION & RESCUE CENTER OPERATOR CINDY RARRAT SAYS THAT IS NOT TRUE!

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RARRAT SAYS THEY WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE ANY ANIMAL IN DISASTER, BUT TO FIRST CONTACT THE SIOUXLAND HUMANE SOCIETY.

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ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ROUGHLY 50 PETS DISPLACED BY THE FLOOD TO DATE AND 40 MORE ARE SCHEDULED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE DURING THE FLOOD, CALL 252-2614.