Omaha Public Radio News
3:36 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Iowa Army National Guard ends levee surveillance in Mills County

Omaha, NE – 60 members of the Iowa Army National Guard are no longer providing levee surveillance in Mills County.

A news release from Mills County Emergency Management says the Guard soldiers ended their operating mission Tuesday. The mission began more than two months ago with 60 Guard soldiers and ended with 30.

Mills County EMA Director Larry Hurst says local officials and levee and drainage district staff are now handling levee surveillance. Hurst says groundwater is still an issue in areas of Mills County affected by flooding.

The county has a hotline and website for residents needing more information about assistance programs. You can call 712-527-4231 or log on to www.millscountyflood.org.