Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds Stopped In Charles City Monday For Flood Assessment


Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds paid a visit to Charles City on Monday to assess area-wide flood damage.

Governor Branstad confirmed Floyd County, along with 12 other counties as a disaster after the recent floods of of yesterdays’ visit.

Representatives of the Iowa National Guard were also present at the news conference. Iowa Adjutant  Major Tim Orr talked about their role in the recent flooding situations.

Branstad said with each flooding situation comes an opportunity to learn what worked and what may need to be done differently with future flooding events.

Charles City resident Jim Davis expressed his thanks to the Governor for coming to the area. Davis also talked about his thoughts on needs for a long-term plan to mitigate major flooding in the future.

Dustin Rolando, County Engineer for both Chickasaw and Floyd counties said secondary road damage, between the two counties, will be over $1 million dollars in repair.

Branstad said a presidential request for funding for the earlier round of flood damage to secondary roads has been made and is pending in Washington D.C.

Charles City Mayor Jim Erb said the entire community pulled together to help residents of Charles City get through the flood and its aftermath.

Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm talked about how the briefings over the weekend on Facebook Live tremendously helped in keeping the public informed with updated information.

Residents of Charles City have until Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 a.m. to get flood debris to their curb  for pickup.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.