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Government

  • 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.

  • Boil order issued for Glenwood

    Mills County Emergency Management  has been informed of a boil order issued by Glenwood Municipal Utilities. The order is effective beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Water should be boiled prior to any type of consumption and is safe to use for boiling and household activities. Conservation of water is still required.

    Drinking water is available at no cost and can be picked up at Glenwood City Hall.

  • Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.

  • Page County added to disaster proclamation

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing.
     
    The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for these five counties: Crawford, Delaware, Page, Palo Alto, and Tama.
     

  • Only bottled water needed currently in Mills County

    ***MILLS COUNTY DONATION REQUESTS - PLEASE READ***

    From Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator, Brian Hamman --

  • Glenwood, Pacific Junction, Hamburg residents urged to conserve water

    SOUTHWEST Iowa – The major flooding events in southwestern Iowa are impacting some water plants and wells, surrounding them by floodwaters or inundating them.

  • 15 additional counties added to state disaster proclamation

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing.
     
    The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for these 15 counties: Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Guthrie, Hardin, Plymouth, and Shelby.

  • Gov. Reynolds signs disaster proclamation

    Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation
     
    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for the State of Iowa in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. Earlier today, she activated Iowa's State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response to Iowa's flooding.
     
    The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) along with several state and federal agencies, is monitoring rapidly-evolving conditions at locations throughout the state.