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Red Cross conducting flood disaster training

Posted at 7:18 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 08:18:06-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Many are still recovering from the historic floods, but relief agencies are making it easier.

This weekend, the Red Cross is starting another round of disaster response training sessions.

There are five different sessions, aimed at getting volunteers ready to help.

Tomorrow's session will focus on dealing with a house fire. Next Saturday's theme will be setting up a relief shelter.

Meanwhile, flooding in western and eastern Iowa is causing state leaders to scramble.

Members of the governor's flood advisory board are trying to work on a long-term recovery plan. That board includes a farmer and state representative from Glenwood.

Governor Kim Reynolds says a top priority will be fixing the state's levee system, which includes about 600 miles of damaged levees, with more than 100 total breaches.