LOOKING FOR ANSWERS TO FLOODED QUESTIONS

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS TO FLOODED QUESTIONS

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SIOUX CITY—EVEN IF THE RAIN SUBSIDES, THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE MISSOURI RIVER FLOOD WILL BE LONG-LASTING.

IOWA SENATOR TOM HARKIN VISITED SIOUX CITY MONDAY AND SAID BUSINESSES ALONG THE RIVER ARE ALREADY SUFFERING.

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HARKIN SAYS THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING AND THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEER’S MASTER MANUAL NEEDS SOME ADJUSTMENT.

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HARKIN SAYS THE CORPS FOLLOWED THE MASTER MANUAL AND COULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THIS FLOOD.

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HARKIN HOPES TO RECEIVE A PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SIOUXLAND SOMETIME THIS WEEK, SO FEMA CAN COME IN AND HELP AREA RESIDENTS.

 

SIOUX CITY—THE OWNER OF SIOUX CITY’S BEV’S ON THE RIVER, JOLLY ROGERS & THE HILTON GARDEN INN SAYS THE BERMS ARE HOLDING AND KEEPING MOST OF HIS FACILITIES SAFE FROM THE RISING MISSOURI.

OWNER LARRY MILLER SAYS SOME WATER SEEPED IN SUNDAY NIGHT DURING THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.

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HE SAYS THERE’S ROUGHLY 5-FEET OF WATER INSIDE OF JOLLY ROGERS.

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MILLER CLOSED THE FACILITIES ON JUNE 4TH.

 

SIOUX CITY—IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD WILL ASK PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TUESDAY ABOUT A PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR WOODBURY COUNTY.

OBAMA, WHO WILL BE IN DAVENPORT, RECEIVED THE REQUEST NINE DAYS AGO.
BRANSTAD SAYS THAT DECLARATION NEEDS TO BE APPROVED SO FEMA CAN STEP IN AND ASSIST SIOUXLANDERS.

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BRANSTAD AND CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING STOPPED IN SIOUX CITY MONDAY AND TOOK A HELICOPTER RIDE TO SURVEY FLOOD DAMAGE.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL TOUR ALCOA’S DAVENPORT FACILITY TUESDAY TO PROMOTE THE CREATION OF JOBS AND EXPORTS.