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Mills County wants some residents to prepare to evacuate

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 17:19:21-04

MILLS COUNTY, Iowa. (KMTV) — Mills County Emergency Management and the Mills County Board of Supervisors issued an emergency evacuation preparation recommendation Tuesday.

This impacts the area of Mills County south of Gaston Ave to the Mills/Fremont County line and west of I-29 to the Missouri River.

Residents in the area are asked to start preparing to evacuate as soon as possible, with mandatory evacuation possible in the near future.

Road closures are placed on 180th St north of Lambert, Kane Ave north of Lambert and Karns Rd west of I-29.

Ongoing levee breaches along with increased rainfall and projected rising water levels have resulted in the recommendation to evacuate. The USACE announced increasing output from Gavin's Dam--increasing from 60,000 cfs to 65,000 cfs Tuesday and an expected increase to 70,000 Wednesday.

The National Weather Service expects the Missouri River will rise at least three feet over the next few days with an anticipated crest of 32.6 ft by Thursday.

Those who need help with the evacuation process should contact the Mills County Communications Center at 712-527-4871.