Official: Damages from Recent Iowa Flooding Exceed $15M

June 24, 2014

Iowa’s top emergency management official says up to 150 homes in Iowa have major flood damage and his department continues to monitor river levels as Iowa’s ground is water saturated and more rain could cause additional problems.

Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten says early estimates indicate damage to roads, bridges and public buildings from recent flooding comes to about $11 million. Storms on June 3 caused an additional $4.5 million damage to public facilities.

Those estimates don’t include homes or crop damage, which Gov. Terry Branstad says will be significant in some areas of western Iowa.

Branstad and Schouten discussed Iowa flooding Monday at the governor’s weekly news conference.

Flooding is expected this week in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids as the Cedar River rises.

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  • July 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    Common Sense says:
    "Just on the news the other day..." Yeah, all of the people affected by the flooding were 100 yards next to the river. Again, maybe you want to know all the facts before you... read more
  • June 26, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Agent says:
    Do you have any sense Common? Just on the news the other day, they were interviewing a woman who lived 100 yards from the bank of a river and water was already in her living ... read more
  • June 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    Common Sense says:
    You're an idiot. By that logic, people should really only build if they live on a mountain... Maybe you should know the facts before you post something as stupid sounding as... read more
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