Monday morning’s storm that dumped 4 to 7 inches of rainfall on the Omaha-metro area is causing more trouble for residents of Council Bluffs. Public Information Officer Don Gross says six homes in the Playland Park area and one on the northwest end were evacuated due to collapsed basements.
The city is also dealing with a collapsed sanitary sewer at Avenue E and North 32nd Street. They are currently accepting bids from contractors for repairs.
There is some good news. Gross says most of the water that covered city streets is gone and traffic allowed once again. Iowa U-S Senator Tom Harkin toured Council Bluffs today and he stated he would work to secure federal funding for repairs.
In other storm-flood related news, ISU Extension is sponsoring a community meeting on how to clean up homes from flood damage. That will be held August 30th at 7 pm at the Lied Multipurpose Center on the I-S-D campus.
The Council Bluffs recycling center is accepting tree debris free of charge to city residents until further notice.