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Three breaches in protection structures along Missouri River reported in Pott. County

Posted: 2:41 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-19 13:17:44-04
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — UPDATE 8:25 A.M. THURSDAY: A third breach has been reported West of the Noble Lake Drainage Ditch, south of the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge.

ORIGINAL STORY

Officials distributed emergency notifications Wednesday to parts of northwest Pottawattamie County after reports of two breaches in protection structures along the Missouri River.

The location of the breaches are along the bank of the Missouri River just southwest of the Boyer and Missouri confluence along with a breach in the Honey Creek drainage ditch.

Crews are attempting to gain access to the area to observe conditions for more information.

Officials urge motorists to observe all road closures and detour instructions.

“As more floodwater is now being released into the area due to theses breaches, we need the public to steer clear of the area,” said Doug Reed, emergency management director for Pottawattamie County.

Those living in the areas south of the Boyer and Missouri River confluence southward to I-680 and from the Missouri River to just east of I-29 along 152nd St and south of Old Mormon Bridge Rd should closely monitor conditions and be prepared to leave the area over the next 2 to 6 hours if conditions worsen or threaten property.

Residents can sign up for emergency alerts on this website.