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With waters receding, Iowa National Guard soldiers released from flood response operations

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) -

The Iowa National Guard says it is releasing soldiers and airmen from state active duty as Cedar River water levels recede following a near-historic flooding event.

The servicemembers were activated starting September 24 and partnered with emergency officials across the state in providing flood response.

As many as 430 Iowa National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen supported local law enforcement and provided planning and response assistance. In the communities of Cedar Rapids and Palo, nearly 400 Iowa National Guard Soldiers manned 75 Evacuation Control Points around the clock.

Additionally, 11 Guard Emergency Situational Awareness Contacts were deployed to 10 counties throughout eastern Iowa to work hand-in-hand with county coordinators to identify possible Iowa National Guard assistance missions.

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