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New Hartford Works To Keep Back Flood Waters
Updated: Tuesday, May 28 2013, 05:06 PM CDT
NEW HARTFORD, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) – Crews pump water out of flooded areas to keep the Beaver Creek from taking over New Hartford.
“We’re staying ahead of it, but time will tell,” said Brad Schipper, New Hartford Fire Chief.
Early in the morning Monday, water started to flow over Ridge Avenue, which acts as a levee for the west side of town.
“This is probably the worst it’s been since 2008,” resident Gwen Blanchard said.
Gwen woke up at 5 a.m. to start moving her stuff to higher ground. Now, Gwen is considering moving altogether. She doesn’t know how much more of the routine she can take.
“This might be the last time I do it. It’s really hard to say goodbye,” Gwen said.
Luckily, Gwen and others haven’t seen the devastation they saw 5 years ago.
Volunteers from neighboring towns like Dike swarmed New Hartford to help with the pumps and sandbagging.
“If we had problems in Dike, I’m sure the New Hartford folks would be over there helping us,” volunteer Rick Ehmen said.
Next, emergency managers will keep an eye on the weather, with nearly six inches of additional rain expected throughout the week.
“It’s cause for concern. I think if we can get this immediate threat taken care of, we’re going to have to discuss a plan for the week. A lot of this stuff is going to stay sandbagged all week long,” said Mitch Nordmeyer, Butler County EMA director.