- Published on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:57
SIOUX CITY---SIOUXLANDERS AFFECTED BY THE MISSOURI RIVER FLOOD CAN ATTEND A FREE FLOOD RESTORATION SEMINAR THIS MONTH.
FLOOD RECOVERY EXPERT DR. KEN HELLEVANG WILL DISCUSS THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH FLOOD RESTORATION AND CLEAN-UP.
CHRIS MCGOWAN WITH THE SIOUXLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE...
MCGOWAN SAYS PRESENTATIONS WILL ALSO COVER MOLD REMOVAL, APPLIANCE GUIDELINES AND APPROPRIATE CHEMICALS.
THE FIRST FLOOD RESTORATION SEMINAR WILL BE HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 P.M. FOR HOME AND BUSINESSOWNERS AT THE SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER.
ANOTHER SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FOR CONTRACTORS ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH FROM 8 TO 11 A.M. AT THE CONVENTION CENTER.
- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 16:45
SIOUXLAND---THE SALVATION ARMY OF SIOUXLAND HAS CREATED A FLOOD RECOVERY PROGRAM TO HELP VICTIMS RETURN HOME FASTER.
SALVATION ARMY COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN VON VANDIVER SAYS THEY'LL HELP RESIDENTS CLEAN THEIR HOMES, CREATE A PROJECT LIST AND BEGIN REBUILDING AND RESTORING PROPERTIES ONCE THE MISSOURI RIVER STARTS TO FALL.
VANDIVER SAYS THEY'LL ALSO REMOVE SANDBAGS AND TREES IF NECESSARY.
A TEMPORARY SALVATION FLOODING RECOVERY SPECIALIST WILL BE HIRED TO BUILD A CASE RECORD FOR EACH FAMILY IMPACTED BY THE FLOOD AND DETERMINE BOTH MET AND UNMET NEEDS.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER STEVE LONG SAYS TODAY IS THE DAY WE START FIGHTING BACK.
THERE WERE REPORTED TO BE 430 HOMES EVACUATED AT SOME STAGE OF THE FLOOD IN UNION COUNTY AND 100 HOMES AND APARTMENTS IN DAKOTA COUNTY.
MANY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. THOSE WHO REMAIN DISPLACED ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL 712-204-0334 TO REGISTER FOR THE RECOVERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
- Published on Friday, 12 August 2011 13:17
As the flood waters begin to recede and Siouxland moves into the flooding recovery stage, residents are understandably eager to return to their homes. In order to help people take precautions as they return home and begin making repairs to their homes and businesses, Siouxland District Health Department has compiled many resources in one convenient location to help inform people how to protect their families and their properties as this recovery stage progresses.
The webpage can be accessed from the front page of our website at www.siouxlanddistricthealth.org by clicking the link on the right hand side of the page. It covers a range of flooding recovery topics including:
• Building reentry
• Water quality and wells
• Private septic systems
• Flood cleanup and mold
• Hiring a reputable contractor
• Carbon monoxide poisoning
• Sandbag disposal
• Staying healthy
• Resources for food establishments
• And many links to additional resources
This webpage was developed in cooperation with the Woodbury County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and includes information from many sources including the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University Extension, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
For families returning to flooded areas, it is important to take precautions to prevent illness, injuries, and further property damage. This webpage is intended to help Siouxlanders find reliable information as they begin the process of cleanup. Siouxland District Health Department also has many of these resources in printed form and can answer many flood cleanup questions. Contact the office at 712-279-6119 or toll-free 800-587-3005, or stop by 1014 Nebraska Street in Sioux City between 8:00 and 4:30.
For more information, please contact Michelle Clausen Rosendahl, Environmental Division Coordinator at Siouxland District Health Department
- Published on Friday, 05 August 2011 12:09
SIOUXLAND---ENROLLMENT NUMBERS AT DAKOTA VALLEY SCHOOL ARE UP DESPITE THE MISSOURI RIVER FORCING MANY DAKOTA DUNES AREA RESIDENTS OUT OF THEIR HOMES.
SUPERINTENDENT AL LEBER SAYS THEIR DISTRICT LOST FIVE STUDENTS THIS YEAR TO THE FLOOD.
HE SAYS 42 MORE STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AND THAT NUMBER MAY CONTINUE TO CLIMB.
LEBER SAYS THE FEDERAL MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS EDUCATION ACT COULD HELP KIDS WHO'VE BEEM DISPLACED FROM THEIR PERMANENT RESIDENCE.
THAT'LL PROVIDE FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE IN NEED.
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT DAKOTA VALLEY IN NORTH SIOUX CITY IS AUGUST 18TH.
FOR MORE WITH SUPERINTENDENT LEBER TUNE INTO GROW SIOUXLAND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 8 TO 8:30 ON 1360 KSCJ.
- Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 09:38
- Published on Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:57
SIOUXLAND---AFTER NEARLY TWO MONTHS OF BEING CLOSED, WINNAVEGAS CASINO OPENED ITS DOORS THURSDAY, THANKS TO A COUPLE DUCKS.
THE RISING MISSOURI RIVER TURNED THE CASINO INTO A PRIVATE ISLAND, SURROUNDED BY A BERM.
THE WATER FLOODED THE ROAD, WHICH FORCED EMPLOYEES OUT OF THE CASINO AND BLOCKED PATRONS FROM ENTERING.
WINNEBAGO TRIBE CHAIRMAN JOHN BLACKHAWK DECIDED TO ELEVEATE THIS PROBLEM BY PURCHASING TWO AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, KNOW AS DUCKS.
CASINO-GOERS WILL PARK AT THE NEARBY SHELL STATION AND BE TRANSPORTED THROUGH THE SHALLOW WATER TO THE CASINO.
DURING THE SHORT RIDE, THE TIRES WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER LEAVE THE GROUND AND THE PROPELLERS WILL NEVER RUN BECAUSE THE WATER ISN'T HIGH ENOUGH TO REQUIRE THE DUCK'S "BOAT" FEATURES.
BLACKHAWK SAYS WHILE MANY WINNAVEGAS EMPLOYEES WERE WITHOUT WORK, THEY HELPED OTHER RESIDENTS TRY TO SAVE THEIR PROPERTY WITH SANDBAGS.
THE DUCKS CARRY UP TO 28 PEOPLE AT A TIME AND WILL RUN FROM 10 A.M. TO 2 A.M.
PATRONS WILL PARK AT THE NEARBY SHELL STATION AND PAY $10 TO BOARD THE DUCKS AND RECEIVE A $10 FREE PLAY FOR CASINO PLAY IN RETURN.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:01
SIOUX CITY---BROWNS LAKE NEAR SALIX WILL BE OPEN MONDAY MORNING FOR NORMAL BOATING AND WATER RECREATION ACTIVITIES.
RICK SNYDER WITH THE WOODBURY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD SAYS THESE ACTIVITIES HAVEN'T BEEN ALLOWED SINCE EARLY JUNE DUE TO MISSOURI RIVER FLOODING.
SINCE THEN, THE MAIN OUTLET WHICH DRAINS THE LAKE FROM BROWN'S LAKE TO SNYDER'S BEND HAS BEEN PLUGGED.
SNYDER SAYS THERE ARE NO-WAKE ZONES AROUND THE SWIMMING AND BIGELOW PARK AREAS.
SNYDER BEND PARK HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE JUNE AND MOST OF IT IS FLOODED, HOWEVER ALL OF THE FACILITIES REMAIN DRY, THANKS TO VARIOUS DIKES.
SNYDER SAYS THEY'VE LOST ROUGHLY $50-THOUSAND IN REVENUE BY THE PARK CLOSURE AND SUFFERED A $10-THOUSAND LOSS FROM CLOSING BROWNS LAKE AND BIGELOW PARK.
SIOUX CITY---AFTER DAYS OF DECLINE, THE MISSOURI RIVER IN SIOUX CITY IS AT 34.24 FEET.
WOODBURY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER GARY BROWN SAYS THIS IS DAY 63 OF "OPERATION MIGHTY MO".
HE SAYS THE RIVER BOTTOM HAS DECLINED ROUGHLY 6 TO 8 FEET, WHICH WILL IMPACT RECREATION.
BROWN SAYS SOME AREAS MAY FILL BACK IN WITH SEDIMENT AS THE WATERS BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN.
AN UPDATED SCHEDULE OF WATER RELEASE RATES WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY FROM THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:53
SIOUX CITY---GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD IS LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING WITH FELLOW MISSOURI RIVER GOVERNORS NEXT MONTH TO DISCUSS FLOOD ISSUES.
BRANSTAD HAS BEEN CRITICAL ABOUT THE RIVER'S MANAGEMENT FOR YEARS AND INFORMED DOWNSTREAM GOVERNORS OF HIS CONCERNS IN APRIL.
BRANSTAD WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE CORPS HEARS OUR VOICE AND PREVENTS FUTURE FLOODING ALONG THE MISSOURI.
NEBRASKA GOVERNOR DAVE HEINEMAN WILL HOST THE GOVERNORS' MISSOURI RIVER MEETING IN OMAHA ON AUGUST 19TH.
- Published on Thursday, 21 July 2011 06:46
SIOUX CITY---AS THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PLANS TO REDUCE WATER RATES FROM GAVINS POINT DAM NEXT MONTH, SIOUXLAND OFFICIALS LOOK TOWARD RECOVERY.
WOODBURY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER GARY BROWN SAYS THE STATE OF IOWA SENT A REQUEST TO FEMA THIS WEEK FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE.
THE LITTLE SIOUX RIVER IN CORRECTIONVILLE IS ON ITS WAY UP, THANKS TO RECENT RAINS NEAR SPENCER AND OKOBOJI.
BROWN SAYS THAT'LL LIKELY CLOSE HIGHWAY 31 SOUTH OF CORRECTIONVILLE.
A VIDEO CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD NEXT WEDNESDAY FROM 5 TO 6 P.M. AT THE FORMER CLARION INN IN SIOUX CITY TO DISCUSS WAYS TO MINIMIZE FLOOD DAMAGE FROM YOUR HOME, BUSINESS AND LIFE.
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:33
SIOUXLAND---WINNAVEGAS CASINO IN SLOAN WILL REOPEN THIS MONTH EVEN THOUGH IT REMAINS SURROUNDED BY MISSOURI RIVER WATER.
THE WOODBURY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED A PERMIT TUESDAY THAT ALLOWS THE WINNEBAGO TRIBE TO OPERATE AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES FROM LAND NEAR I-29 TO THE CASINO.
WINNAVEGAS INTERIM MARKETING MANAGER DEANA WHISTLER SAYS THE "DUCK" BOATS WILL DRIVE AND FLOAT ROUGHLY A MILE ONE-WAY.
THE RISING MISSOURI RIVER FORCED THE CASINO TO CLOSE ON JUNE 10TH.
IT IS NOW AN ISLAND PROTECTED BY A BERM. WHISTLER SAYS THEY ARE PURCHASING TWO DUCKS FROM PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA FOR ROUGHLY $175-THOUSAND A PIECE.
WHISTLER SAYS NOW PATRONS CAN ENJOY CRAB LEGS, SLOT MACHINES, TABLE GAMES AND DUCK RIDES ONLY AT WINNAVEGAS CASINO.
- Missouri River Open to Boat Traffic; Boaters Urged to Use Extra Caution on the Water
- Marina/Boat Ramp after flood
- BUSINESSES CLOSED BY FLOOD REOPEN
- FLOOD CLAIMS NEED TO BE FILED NOW
- NSC RECOVERY CENTER SET TO CLOSE
- FILE FLOOD CLAIMS SOON
- FLOOD DAMAGE REPORTS NEEDED
- WELCOME BACK TO THE DUNES
- FLOODED TAX ENTENSIONS
- FLOODED ROAD REPAIRS FACE DEADLINE
- Old sandbags in the Dunes starting to pile up!
- GOOGLED LEVEES HOLD STRONG
- FLOODED CROP CONCERNS
- LOCAL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER
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