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State of emergency declared in Rock Valley, Iowa

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The mayor of Rock Valley, Iowa has declared a state of emergency for the city.

Flooding on the Rock River has created problems throughout the community. All residents with with water or sewer backup in basements or other low lying areas that need assistance in relocating or moving belongs should call the city office at (712) 476-5707.

The city is urging all residents to use extreme caution around electrical services, and to shut off your power if you are experiencing water or sewer back up in your house.

The mayor's office also says volunteers are needed in the city to assist with flooding and damage control. Volunteers are asked to go to Trinity Church at 2020 8th St. SE for further instructions. The city asks any volunteers to wear proper clothing. Free daycare will be provided for volunteers at Jungle Kids Daycare at Faith Reformed Church from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The city has also asked residents to stay off the roads when possible. If  you are not volunteering, stay off city streets to allow emergency services to provide assistance to those who need it most.

Rivers Bend campground has been closed. Some Rock Valley streets and businesses have been flooded. Flood water are over Hwy. 18 W.
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