Some Iowa communities may be able to cash in on some federal flood assistance soon.
Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted, 83-14, for the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S. 601) to construct flood protection systems and other waterway improvements across the country.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) and Senator Tom Harkin (D) voted for the measure.
The bill now goes to the house.
A chance of showers/storms tonight. Mostly sunny, very warm, humid and breezy Thursday before evening storms.
Officers responded to 819 5th Ave. SW around 1:07 a.m. for a report of a person with a gun shot wound.
Rivera appeared in court Wednesday morning, at the Poweshiek County Courthours, where he was arraigned. Rivera pleaded not guilty and waved his right to a speedy trial.
Today, a tree came crashing down on a moving pick-up truck, with a man and his young son inside.
The pumps will help push water from the roads out to the river and keep the water from backing up. Something the city has to do manually when those river levels get high, by adding temporary pumps.
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