There is good news for Omaha’s neighbor across the flooded Missouri River. Don Gross is the Council Bluffs Public Information Officer and says Council Bluffs is no longer at Alert Level 1 status. The river level has dropped below 32-feet and should be at 31 feet in a couple of days.
Effective at 5 pm, Council Bluffs will close the flood event call center.
Iowa National Guard will discontinue the levee patrol and monitoring role in Council Bluffs today. The City also extends gratitude to the hundreds of National Guard personnel that assisted the community during the past three months. Gross says the soldiers will leave the area Wednesday and Thursday.
The Iowa side to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge will reopen on Saturday at 7am. The bridge connects Council Bluffs and Omaha across the Missouri River. The City is also evaluating the opening of other levee pedestrian – bicycle trails this weekend and will provide further notice in upcoming days.
An informational community meeting on how to clean up flood damaged homes will be held Tuesday, August 30th, from 7pm to 9 pm at the Lied Multipurpose Center on the ISD campus. This meeting is sponsored by the ISU extension office.
Public Works reports all of the City’s pump stations and auxiliary pumps are working. Crews continue to monitor rainfall and storm water conditions throughout the city.