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Today's News

  • Gov. Reynolds issues public health disaster proclamation

     Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation of public health disaster emergency for the state of Iowa as a result of the widespread flooding and flash flooding that began March 13, 2019, and continues.

    In addition to authorizing the Iowa Department of Public Health to take necessary action to protect the public’s health, the proclamation provides for the mobilization of public health response teams.

  • Additional assistance available to public entities and non-profits in flood-impacted counties

    Gov. Kim Reynolds today received word that additional assistance is now available to public and nonprofit entities in flood-impacted counties.

  • Personal information not compromised during Chat Mobility break-ins

    Chat Mobility based in Emerson, experienced store robberies at their Clarinda, Red Oak, and Emerson retail locations. During the burglaries new, unopened retail inventory was taken. Personal information was never compromised or vulnerable during the incident. Should personal information ever be compromised, Chat Mobility would instantly notify any and all customers affected.

  • Sensational Stanton singers

    Members of Stanton High School’s show choir perform at the spring concert Tuesday, March 19. 

  • NWS test tornado drill Wednesday

    The National Weather Service will be conducting its annual test tornado drill Wednesday, March 27.

    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 28 or Friday, March 29, if we have severe weather in the area. 

    Here is the timeline for the Wednesday, March 27 drill:

  • Supervisors nix increased road weights

    Nick Johansen

    The Red Oak Express

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has voted to get ahead of proposed legislation that would increase weight restrictions to 130,000 pounds on county roads and bridges.

    At the supervisors meeting March 19, the board met with county engineer Brad Skinner, who outlined a resolution regarding the weight restriction increase.

  • Montgomery, Mills declared disasters

    President Donald Trump granted Iowa Governor Kim Reynold’s request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties severely impacted by flooding, including Montgomery, Mills, Page and Fremont counties. Reynolds’ request was approved Saturday, March 23.

  • Glenwood residents urged to conserve water

    A do not use advisory is currently in place in Hamburg advising residents to only use the water to flush toilets and avoid all other uses of the water.

  • Reynolds launches 211 flood hotline and one-stop flood wedbsite

    Effective immediately, Iowans can call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery. The Flood Hotline is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. In addition, Governor Kim Reynolds also launched an easy-to-navigate website at floods2019.iowa.gov.

  • Chat Mobility donates to flood relief in Mills, Fremont County

    Chat Mobility has been quick to respond to the needs of Fremont and Mills County residents during the historic and catastrophic flooding Iowa is currently experiencing.  Vast stretches of the state have been devastated, residents have been left without safe drinking water, and many have lost their homes and belongings.  Chat Mobility donated $1,000 to the Fremont County Emergency Management fund to assist those affected by the devastation, and they also provided 12 cellular phones to the Mills County Emergency Management workers to help in their rescue efforts.