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Northwest Iowa cities evacuated as floodwaters rise

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2024

Rock Valley residents were evacuated Saturday by boats and helicopters, and Hawarden residents were told not to drink the water, as flash flooding inundated Northwest Iowa’s Sioux County. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster declaration, opening up state assistance in responding to the disaster, as local officials closed roads, turned off power preemptively, called out volunteers to sandbag and dispatched rescue teams across Rock Valley, a community of over 4,000. “Evacuating our citizens who are still needing assistance is our number one priority right now. Currently we have dive teams,...

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