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Siouxland Deals with Flooding Aftermath

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SIOUXLAND - The communities of Akron and Westfield are already dealing with the effects of flooding.

Water from the Big Sioux River has already covered farmland from Westfield up to near Hawarden. One local farmer declined to go on camera, but told our crew that this years crop will be a total loss for them.
Near Akron late Tuesday night a levee broke and caused some flooding in the downtown area and on highway 48.

Governor Branstad was back in Rock Valley, but not for a campaign stop. The governor took a tour of flood damage in Rock Valley. He also toured other areas hit by flooding in Sioux and Lyon Counties.

During a news conference Branstad touched on the flood damage to crops in the area. He also spoke about how lucky the community is to have their schools and people spared by the natural disaster.

More than 50 homes have been impacted by the flooding, but their neighbors have come out in full force to show their support.

Governor Branstad said, "I'm very impressed by what I've seen here in Rock Valley. A town of 3300 people and you had 1700 helping sandbag. And you've done a phenomenal job."

The governor has issued a disaster declaration for Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth, and Pocahontas counties.

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