If donations of food and other supplies made to the National Guard unit stationed at the Washington Armory remain after they finish their duties, it will be given to flood victims . Ann Moore from the 134th family readiness group says that they don’t know when that will be, but eventually if there are things left over, they will in turn make that donation to local people affected.
Columbus Junction City Clerk Julie Heindel says that drinking water will be passed out again to residents today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Columbus School; they may be on the other side of the school today. Heindel says that residents are also able to bring in their own large containers to be filled.
Below is from Patrick O’Malley, ISU Extension Horticulturist:
If the flooding is from primarily pooled rainwater they should be alright following previously sent precautions. However if it is from river, creek, or other source that may be contain raw sewage such as untreated release from city wastewater plants, septic systems, or livestock facilities, the general recommendation is to avoid using those garden areas for 90 days.
Jenny Vinzant, Associate Donor Resource Consultant from Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has this related announcement:
Columbus Junction is scheduled to host a drive from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (June 18th) at the Legion Hall. However, the flooding has caused the Legion to be utilized as a sandbagging station and we were left to find an alternate location. The Columbus City Masonic Lodge has graciously allowed MVRBC to use the building in order to continue blood collections.
– Date: Wednesday, June 18th
– Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
– Location: Columbus City Masonic Lodge – Corner of Columbus and Market Streets – Columbus City, IA 52737
– Goal: 40 units of blood
*As the flood waters have challenged our coordination and planning of this drive, we are relying on walk-in donors to fill our time slots and meet our goal; no need to call to schedule an appointment.
KCII would like to see your photos from local flooding, especially Louisa, Keokuk, and Washington Counties. E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include the photographer’s name, the location, and the date it was taken.