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Flood Water Receding In Cylinder

By Staff | Jul 1, 2010

FLOOD WATERS are receding in Cylinder. Cylinder firemen manned the pumps throughout the weekend. Fire Chief Dave Pettit continues to monitor the operation. It was a huge community effort to pump from one ditch to the storm sewer; and from property into the ditch beside the Camper Sales, then west to the Cylinder Creek. The town is slowly drying out. --Jane Whitmore photo

Palo Alto County is currently on the state’s list for Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) for Public Assistance (PA), according to Mark Hunefeld, Palo Alto County EMA/E911 Coordinator.

Palo Alto County was added to a Disaster Proclamation on Tuesday, issued by Governor Chet Culver. The disaster proclamations authorize the implementation of the State Individual Assistance Grant Program to assist eligible residents.

County residents who have incurred damages from last weeks weather event are asked to contact their City Hall or the Emergency Management Agency so these numbers can be reported to the state and the needs of each county can be assessed. This includes damage such as water in the basement, collapsed walls, and backed up sewers.

Contact Hunefeld at 712-852-4997.

Hunefeld, city and county representatives were scheduled to meet with state officials on Wednesday.