- Apartment Fire Displaces Residents
- Floods Bring Back Memories in SC
- Twin Blasts Kill 68 in Turkey
- Youth Programs Try to Reach the Masses
- Women Shelter Opening in Cedar Rapids
- Eastern Iowa OT Scores
- Breakthrough in Iowa Hot Lotto Case
- Voices of Diversity: West Branch HS First Female Football Player
- A Good 'Season' to Join Yoga Studio
- Man Guilty in Pipe Dreamz Case
- Former IA Teacher Charged in Sex Case
- IA Judge to Rule on Oil Pipeline
- UI and UNI Top for Employer Value
- Judge to Rule on Mental Health Closings
- IC Based Fraternity Involved in AZ Shooting
- Body Cam Forum Addresses Privacy Issues
- Former Officer Turns Himself In
- Flights Diverted After DSM Airport Blackout
- Waterloo Worker Injured in Trench Collapse
- Fatal Shooting at AZ College
- Your Voice, Your Future Townhall: Connects Against Crime
- Oxford Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations
- UI Sexual Assault Report Increase
- Standlee Pleads Not Guilty
- Fire Happened "In the Blink of an Eye"
- Missing Cobra Found
- Hajj Death Toll Skyrockets
- Gov. Branstad Visits Marion
- JOCO Health Officials Draft Report
- Selena Gomez Battling Lupus
- McCarthy Withdraws from GOP Speaker Race
- North Liberty Company Expanding
- France Train Hero Stabbed in CA
- Iowa Fashion Project Launch Party at FilmScene
- Fugitive With Ties to Iowa on the Run
- RAW: Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina on Russia, Putin and other Republicans
- Privatizing Medicaid Savings Estimated
- RAW: Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich on Syria, Russia and ACA
- No-kill Shelter Raffling off Gun
- Prison Officials Considering Tech Upgrades
- Dems Preparing Legislation to Curb Guns
- Clinton Turns Benghazi Ad To Her Side
- Coast Guard Ends Search For Crew
- Charges Filed After SUV Hits Home
- Fill the Boot Check Presentation
- Mayflower Hall Brings Back IOWA Tradition
- Iowa's Best Tasting Water Is In...
- Increase in Population, Increase in Violence?
- Iowa City Music Tradition Uncertain Future
- Created in the Corridor: Light Awake
Flood Cleanup Underway in Buchanan Co.
Updated: Friday, May 31 2013, 01:48 PM CDT
INDEPENDENCE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Flood waters are begin to recede across many parts of Buchanan County Friday. Below is an update from county leaders on their efforts to clean up the damage:
Flood clean-up is underway in Buchanan County. Flood clean-up kits can be obtained from the Independence Fire Station at 113 4th Avenue SE while supplies last. Iowa State University Extension, Buchanan County Office flood clean-up informational packets can be picked up at the same site. The packets give clear guidance regarding clean-up of flood water. Properly cleaning up flood water alleviates the risk of future environmental problems such as black mold. Additional resources for proper flood clean up include:
Bottled water for those who do not have clean water in their homes and bleach for clean-up in the flooded areas has been donated by Wal-Mart stores. These are located at the Independence Fire Station, also.
Do not drink water from a flooded well unless it has been properly disinfected and then tested for drinking safety. Call the Buchanan County Environmental Health Department at 319-334-2873 for the following:
1. List of Certified Well Contractors in the area;
2. Instructions on how to properly shock chlorinate your well;
3. Free Water Sample to assure your water is drinkable.
For more detailed information concerning flooded wells please visit the following link:
Emergency Management again highly discourages sightseeing to avoid congestion in areas where residents are trying to clean-up and to travel gravel roads in the county cautiously due to wash-outs. Avoid areas marked by barricade or flag. If you note an unmarked area please report to the Buchanan County Roads Department at 319-334-6031 and ideally mark to warn others.
Refer to Buchanan County Emergency Management website at www.buchananem.com for updates.