Saturday, June 14, 2008
These items are especially needed to be donated; drop them off any time of the day:
-ice (they need plenty)
-personal-sized hand sanitizer
-individual packaged snacks like granola bars (or other "grab and go" snacks)
Baked goods are not as useful as the items listed above.
* Nutmeg Ave and Poplar Blvd southeast of Kalona
Dogwood Ave at McKains Access northwest of Brighton
* 250th Street northeast of Ainsworth
* Willow Ave north of 130th Street east of Riverside
* Locust Street in the city of Coppock
* 130th Street east of old 218
* 150th Street near the Johnson-Washington County line
Residents encountering flooded roadways should turn around and not attempt to drive through water. Residents may contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 319-653-2107 if they encounter additional flooded roadways.
This is the County Secondary roads website for closed roads.
They no longer want people to use the water in Columbus Junction, although it is not contaminated. Columbus City is having their water shut off.
Some people's homes will likely be abandoned to rising water, some may be seeking shelter. Wilson says that city leaders and officials are meeting to assess the next step.
All roads leading north and east of Columbus Junction, Wapello and Oakville are closed. That includes Highway 61, Highway 70 and County Road X-61, (which is Stewart Road), and all other secondary roads.
This situation could last many days and possibly more than a week according to the Louisa County Sheriff.