Torrential downpours in northwest Iowa caused rivers to swell… floodwaters damaged homes, businesses and farmland. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are assessing the area to see if it qualifies for federal help. State officials on Monday said public infrastructure sustained more than $15 million worth of damage in the state.
That doesn’t include homes, businesses and farmland in Rock Valley and other parts of the region that were destroyed.
“We’ve had a few (floods), but nothing remotely close to this,” said Rock Valley Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo.