Akron, Iowa was not spared from flood waters this week
By Beverly Perry, Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist - email
AKRON, Iowa (KTIV) -
Akron, Iowa was not spared from the flood waters, this week.
"We had places where the water actually went over our existing levees. We did have a levee that broke in one place up by Total Motors, but the city crew and the volunteer fire department had that repaired in a short amount of time," said Gary Horton, Akron City Administrator.
The Big Sioux River crested at 26.5-feet, which officials say was the highest they have ever seen.
Officials say that the crest was 2.2-feet above the previous record.
"The cleanup has started already. We are cleaning up sandbags that we had set out, and we are also starting the cleanup of some of the properties. We are helping some of the homeowners with their cleanup," said Horton.
Officials said the water is receding, but about five or six houses were damaged, and a few business were damaged by the water.
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