Daily Nonpareil: ‘Don’t Test the Waters’ to share flood resources

The Daily Nonpareil
Council Bluffs, IA

Pottawattamie County residents can learn how to prepare for floods and protect against property losses at a flood awareness community meeting Thursday.

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan E. Voss, along with interagency partners, invites residents to heighten their flood awareness at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Bluffs Public Library, located at 400 Willow Ave., in rooms A and B.

“This meeting presents a good opportunity for citizens to get an update on flood mitigation efforts from our national, state and local officials, including important progress on our levee systems,” said Mayor Tom Hanafan. “I encourage you all to attend and learn how to put together a flood preparation plan for your home or business.”

The Iowa Flood Awareness Interagency Coalition’s “Don’t Test The Waters” community forum will educate residents on flood preparation efforts and resources available to them, as well as the flood protection efforts that are being provided by the federal, state and local governments.

“The Floods of 2008 caused 85 of 99 Iowa counties to be declared disaster areas, and caused great hardship for many Pottawattamie County residents,” said Nathan Young, associate director of the Iowa Flood Center.

Young will share Iowa Flood Center research projects intended to provide immediate and relevant data to communities and individuals, empowering them to make informed decisions about their flood risks.

– News Editor Chad Nation can be reached at (712) 325-5738 or by email at cnation@nonpareilonline.com


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