Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Riverside and Iowa City photo submissions

Some photos submitted by Michael and Amber McHugh. These were taken the evening of Sunday, June 15.

Do you have photos to submit? Send them to

English River up into the ball fields on W-61 in Riverside
(Michael and Amber McHugh)

Riverside Drive and Hwy 6 in Iowa City(Michael and Amber McHugh)

Iowa River just East of Riverside Casino
(Michael and Amber McHugh)

Bottled water

Columbus Junction and Columbus City must boil their water. Bottled water is available at Columbus School from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday). Those with larger water containers can have those filled also.

Brighton flooding photos

The Skunk River in Brighton reportedly reached levels higher than in 1993. Here are some photos Andrew Schneider took late last week.

Do you have photos of flooding (especially in Washington, Keokuk, or Louisa County?) Send them to:
Include the photographers name,when it was taken and what exactly it is a picture of.

(Andrew Schneider)

(Andrew Schneider)

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(Andrew Schneider)

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(Andrew Schneider)

Some roads re-open

These roads are now open in Washington County, previously closed due to flooding.

* Willow Ave north of 130th Street east of Riverside
* 130th Street east of old 218 southeast of Riverside
* 150th Street near the Johnson-Washington County line southeast of Riverside

Here is the County Secondary Roads Dept list of roads closed.

Reminder: Highway 22 east of Riverside is also still closed.

United Methodist Church "Flood Bucket"

The United Methodist Church in Washington is putting together "flood buckets" with cleaning supplies to give to those affected; it's $45 per bucket. Financial donations to purchase them or items to put in them are accepted.

Here is what they contain.

Drop off donations or call the church 653-5446.

Cause of death verified as drowning

Southeast Iowa flooding claims a life.

An earlier post indicated the Louisa County Sheriff's office found the body of 35 year old Scott McCulley of Grandview after he had been reported missing; he was found Sunday afternoon on a search using boats. Autopsy results are still pending, but Sergeant Josh Helscher believes the cause of death is drowning.

Damage assessment phone numbers

These are numbers to call if you need assistance in Washington and Keokuk with damage assessment from flooding.

Sigourney: 641-622-2528

Washington: 319-653-3015

Flood Relief

This information is from the City of Columbus Junction

To those wishing to make a cash donation please mail them to:

United Fund of Columbus Junction
P.O. Box 263
Columbus Junction, Iowa, 52738

Or you can drop them off to Nitza at the Community Development Center office in the New Civic Center across from City Hall or you can drop your check off at any of the two banks downtown Columbus Junction. Please mark your checks Flood Relief 2008.

National Guard Wedding tomorrow in Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction City Councilor Hal Prior has this announcement:

A day of sunshine after the darkness of record floods. Iowa National Guard Specialist E-4 Curtis Lloyd Wright, 3655 CRC, 1st Detachment and Danielle Ritter will be getting married early Thursday afternoon (Exact time yet to be determined) on the Highway 92 viaduct in Columbus Junction, Iowa overlooking the scenic flood waters of the Iowa River. Both the Bride and Groom are from Macksburg, Iowa. The Groom is currently on deployment in Columbus Junction for Flood duty. The National Guard Chaplin will be performing the ceremony.