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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds checks in on flood-damaged towns

Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 19:19:37-04

HAMBURG, Iowa. (KMTV) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited the communities of Hamburg and Pacific Junction Monday afternoon--towns severely impacted by flooding in March that continue to face floodwater threats months later.

Flooding has worsened recently in southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa due to more rain and water being released into the Missouri River from the Gavins Point Dam.

Saturday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an increase of water--from 5,000 cubic feet per second to 75,000 cubic feet per second--from the dam into the Missouri River.

Gov. Reynolds reassured families in these flood-stricken communities that help will continue to come.