Remnants of Hurricane Ike brought flooding to parts of southeast Iowa over the weekend as some communities are still struggling to recover from the severe flooding from earlier this year. Tim Hoscheck, chairman of the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors, says the floodwaters reached far — again.
Hoscheck says, "There’s extensive damage throughout Des Moines County." Some of the roads were underwater and were badly undermined by the current. He says many of the areas that were flooded over the weekend are the same ones that were waterlogged in June.
One township in the county’s northeast quarter, which was flooded in the spring, has water still standing in fields and on roads. Hoscheck says every effort is being made to secure the funding necessary to begin rebuilding the county’s extensively damaged infrastructure and he urges the public to be patient.