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First tornados, then floods

flooding in Iowa

With recent flooding in Iowa, 86 counties have been declared state disaster areas and 78 of those counties have been declared presidential disaster areas. As Iowans clean up the mess and deal with the aftermath, Iowa State University Extension is providing information and assistance to help with recovery efforts. Please check Extension’s Disaster Recovery Web site for information ranging from household cleanup to agricultural issues and business and financial concerns. Extension’s Answer Line, (800) 262-3804, is available to answer Iowans’ calls about food safety, household cleanup and other home and family topics. Extension’s Iowa Concern hotline, (800) 447-1985, has counselors available to help those experiencing emotional and financial stress because of flooding. Or, contact your ISU Extension county office.

This article appeared in July 2008 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter