More rain is in the forecast for much of Iowa, though parts of the state are already flooding. The worst of it’s around Shenandoah, Hamburg and Red Oak, where the state DOT is trucking in sand and sandbags. Montgomery County leaders met twice on Monday afternoon and decided to close Highway 34 due to rising waters, while installing flood pumps.
The roadway will likely remain closed until the flood waters have gone down and the DOT inspects the road to make sure it’s safe from washouts. Meanwhile, Governor Culver has declared Montgomery County a disaster area, making available loans for rebuilding of up to 33-hundred dollars for low-income households with flood damage.