About a hundred Iowans have temporarily abandoned their regular jobs thisweek to don National Guard uniforms and help with flood relief efforts. IowaGuard spokesman Colonel Robert King says the troops are pitching in allacross northeastern Iowa.Colonel King says the Guard moved about 270-thousand sandbags from the DesMoines area yesterday to Waterloo’s National Guard Armory. He says thetroops are doing other important tasks too such as providing security in theflooded towns.King says Guard members have set up huge water pumps behind sandbag walls tokeep sewage treatment and city water plants running in Charles City, Greenand Rockford. They’re also moving thousands of gallons of fresh water.The Lieutenant Governor and several other top officials were scheduled tofly aboard a Guard helicopter this afternoon to survey the damage in Manly,Charles City, Waverly and all points in between.
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