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Mills County passes resolution to prosecute evacuation violations

Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 16:54:40-04

MILLS COUNTY, Iowa. (KMTV) — Officials in Mills County have passed a resolution designed to prosecute violations of mandatory evacuations and curfew provisions.

Access to areas included in mandatory evacuations are limited to law enforcement, emergency management personnel and other authorized government officials. Violations could now result in a county infraction--$750 for the first offense and $1000 for a second or subsequent offense.

Multiple levee failures South of new Highway 34 are causing water to over top in the area. Ongoing water accumulation and movement on the West side of I-29 up to the South of Allis Road is also causing issues, along with water encroachment on the East side of I-29 from the South up to Highway 34.

Water seepage is impacting areas North of Highway 34 up to the North of the rest area. No further evacuation orders have been issued.

Pacific Junction remains under an Emergency Evacuation Preparation Recommendation.

Thanks to Montgomery County for the video.