Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Call and set up a time at 319-523-5320
This information from Kathy Vance at Louisa County ISU Extension
>Dr. Wever, Integrity Dental, will be working from Dr. Helscher’s office in Washington for the next 3-4 weeks.
>Dr. Englert has temporarily relocated to the former City Hall in Columbus City.
>Hy-Vee Drug Store is operating out of their Wapello location.
>Columbus Medical Clinic will set up a temporary location at Roundy Elementary starting June 20th.
>The Community Health Center does not yet have a temporary location.
>The sale of prepared foods and beverages is suspended in Columbus Junction until the State Government approves the water system for commercial food preparation. But 92 Roadhouse is open.
Producers in Washington and other counties contiguous to the presidential disaster designated counties are eligible for these low-interest Emergency Loans.
FSA Emergency loan funds may be used to:
* Restore or replace essential property;
* Pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year;
* Pay essential family living expenses;
* Reorganize the farming operation; and
* Refinance certain debts.
Those in other presidential disaster declared counties may be eligible for the Emergency Conservation Program or ECP.
Twenty Oakville families she says are staying at trailer court in Wapello, and they need household items:
Also, they could use two more refrigerators.
Call her at 319-257-6856, or bring items to 405 South Locust in Winfield, and Robin will deliver them.
Below is from Patrick O’Malley, ISU Extension Horticulturist:
If the flooding is from primarily pooled rainwater they should be alright following previously sent precautions. However if it is from river, creek, or other source that may be contain raw sewage such as untreated release from city wastewater plants, septic systems, or livestock facilities, the general recommendation is to avoid using those garden areas for 90 days.
* Locust Street in the city of Coppock
* Nutmeg Ave and Poplar Blvd southeast of Kalona
Want the full list of county roads closed and other road information? County roads website
Jenny Vinzant, Associate Donor Resource Consultant from Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has this related announcement:
Columbus Junction is scheduled to host a drive from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (June 18th) at the Legion Hall. However, the flooding has caused the Legion to be utilized as a sandbagging station and we were left to find an alternate location. The Columbus City Masonic Lodge has graciously allowed MVRBC to use the building in order to continue blood collections.
- Date: Wednesday, June 18th
- Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Columbus City Masonic Lodge - Corner of Columbus and Market Streets - Columbus City, IA 52737
- Goal: 40 units of blood
*As the flood waters have challenged our coordination and planning of this drive, we are relying on walk-in donors to fill our time slots and meet our goal; no need to call to schedule an appointment.
Associate Donor Resource Consultant
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
(Cicalo will also talk about the effort to move Colonial Manor residents to Washington on KCII's Washington Page at 7:30 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. on KCII AM 1380 FM 106.1)
The tragedy of flooding that affects nearby Columbus Junction and Riverside, Coralville, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids if foremost on our minds. Many Washington Citizens have responded by lending assistance. The city of Washington provides potable water. The city’s fire department has connected a hose to nearby Tyson Foods as the facility has water treatment ability to aide Columbus Junction residents and we lent assistance evacuate nursing home residents to a Washington facility by mobilizing Washington County Minibus.
There is much to say about this last weekend, we were working hard, but how do you compare our efforts to those who lose their homes and livelihoods? We do it by working just as hard the next day and the next, to assist, rebuild to see our neighboring communities thriving once again. In that, I wish to thank all of you who have volunteered your time. Mayor Wilson, of Columbus Junction also wanted you to know how much he appreciated your effort. I wish to also note and thank the drivers and staff of W.C. Minibus who were eager to answer the call for assistance.
Mayor Rick Cicalo