State leaders are finally putting a price tag on this month’s flooding. A flood damage assessment team puts the bill at 26-million dollars. Governor Culver is requesting federal aid for 18 counties, mostly in southern and western Iowa, to repair public facilities like roads and bridges, while 11 of the counties also had damage to homes and businesses.
The worst hit community is Missouri Valley in Harrison County which had more than 70 homes and businesses hit by the high water. The other counties on the list are: Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Decatur, Fremont, Ida, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Taylor and Union.