Sunday, June 15, 2008

Columbus Junction photos

C.J. flooding photos

Highway 92 was lined with a "wall of sand" last Wednesday.

Looking east from the top of the hill
(Kathy Vance)

The record-breaking height of the water was too much on Saturday and the levee broke;
here is the scene Sunday morning.
(Ben Stanton/KCII)

Downtown Columbus Junction is dry; National Guard continued work Sunday.
(Ben Stanton/KCII)
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Riverside photos

Pictures of Riverside flooding Sunday morning

The Riverside VFW


The south entrance to Riverside


Highway 22; east of the casino, looking east
(Photos: Ben Stanton/KCII)

Boat ban - Louisa County

Louisa County Sheriff reports the Iowa and Cedar Rivers are off limits to boat traffic except authorized personnel.

Colonial Manor residents moved to Washington

The Washington Mayor Rick Cicalo says that the Washington County Mini Bus is mobilized to transport residents of Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction to Washington because of flooding.

Water alert

Citizens of Columbus Junction are asked not to use the water. Bottled water is getting handed out at Columbus High School from noon to 6 p.m.

Volunteer dinner tonight (Sunday)

A community volunteer dinner has been scheduled for Sunday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at Roundy Elementary School in Columbus Junction. This dinner is for all volunteers who have worked over the past few days to help Columbus Junction during their flood preparations. No reservation is necessary.

National Guard donations

Along with the items listed in a previous post, the National Guard soldiers stationed in Washington need sunscreen and aloe vera to be donated. The armory is across from the Hy-Vee.

Boat ban update

Public safety is the concern leading to the Washington County Sheriff's Office ordering a ban on any boat operations on the Iowa River, Skunk River, and English Rivers. It says that no one can enter into the areas affected by flooding unless authorized by the officer in charge if the search and rescue or disaster operation.

No unauthorized boats on the English, Skunk, or Iowa Rivers