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  • Office of the Governor releases information on applying for flood assistance

    Office of the Governor releases information on applying for flood assistance

    DES MOINES – Today the governor’s office released the below information to help Iowans impacted by the recent flood. Applying for assistance to recover from the recent flooding in Iowa is easy and can be done via phone or online.
     
    Call  
    Call 1-800-621-3362. You can call between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, can call 800-462-7585.

  • Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

    President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

    DES MOINES -  Gov. Kim Reynolds today received notification that President Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties that have been severely impacted by recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available to homeowners, renters, businesses, public entities, and select nonprofit organizations.

  • Trump signs Major Disaster Declaration

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
    Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019
    CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 802-0986

    President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

  • Tax-free endowment fund set up for flood victims

    Mills County –
    Public Informational Meeting:
    Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
    Glenwood Community High School, 504 Sharp Street, Glenwood
    Information will be shared about the flood, answer questions, coordinating help with disaster relief, clothing, etc. Please share to help spread the word.
     
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  • Reynolds requests expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

    Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter on Thursday, March 21st, 2019  to President Donald Trump requesting that he grant an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 57 counties that have been severely impacted by the recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state.

  • Mills County flood meeting Sunday in Glenwood

    An informational community meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Glenwood High School Auditorium for Mills County residents affected by the flooding.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the current status of flooding, available resources, health and safety, the FEMA process and the next steps.

  • Test tornado drill Wednsesday, March 27

    The National Weather Service will be conducting a Test Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 27th

    The National Weather Service will use the actual TOR EAS code as if it was a real Tornado Warning. The FCC has granted Nebraska and Iowa a waiver to use the live TOR codes. The backup days are Thursday, March 28th or Friday, March 29th if we have severe weather in the area.

    Here is the timeline for the Wednesday, March 27th Drill

  • College Savings Iowa joins March Forth in Addressing Student Debt

    State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald and College Savings Iowa are joining a 27-state effort to take on the student debt problem in a national campaign launched March 4. The aim of the campaign, led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations by helping families plan ahead for higher education costs.

  • Severe weather awareness week March 25-19, Montgomery County to particpate

    SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK MARCH 25-29
    Montgomery County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service, has declared the week of March 25 through March 29, 2019, Severe Weather Awareness Week. Severe Weather Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives.

  • Glenwood, Hamburg water supply compromised

    Tuesday, March 19, the City of Glenwood's water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a boil water advisory.

    Trucks will be hauling approximately 300,000 gallons per day from the cities of Red Oak and Shenandoah to Glenwood's water treatment plant in the meantime.

    Glenwood's water treatment plant connection to the City of Pacific Junction has been completely shut off to conserve what water is remaining.