3/26 Flood update

Most recent updates from the Glenwood Community School District and the DNR

Dear Parents and Staff,

Please forward this to any and all FLOOD victims in our area.  The FREE store located at the High School Auxiliary Gym is STILL OPEN.  The donations have been overwhelming and we have lots of items that families that have lost everything can come and get FREE.  The Board of Education has dedicated this space for this purpose until there is not a need.  Hours of operation are 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please park in the Aquatic center parking behind the school.  Volunteers will be on hand to help carry to your vehicle.  Those wishing to DONATE to the store, please hold off on donating clothes until we send out another message asking for more clothes.  If you have items other than clothes please consider donating.  After this week hours the store will be open will be reevaluated.  If you can't make it by 5 PM any day this week please contact Kori to make an appointment.  She can be reached at 402-960-2465.  Again, please help us get the word out to our flood victims.  They need to know about this as it could possibly save them thousands of dollars in replacing some of their belongings.  Thanks again everyone!




March 25, 2019


Emergency wells being constructed in Hamburg and Glenwood to provide water to residents

HAMBURG, Iowa – A do not use advisory is currently in place in Hamburg advising residents to only use the water to flush toilets and avoid all other uses of the water.

Over the weekend, DNR staff assisted the City of Hamburg in sampling an emergency test well that was recently drilled with hopes of getting an emergency well finished later this week to provide water pressure until the Hamburg water treatment plant can be repaired from the flood damage. At this time, the quality of the water from that emergency well is unknown; therefore, residents are urged to avoid use under the “do not use” advisory.

Media Contact: Thad Nanfito, DNR Environmental Specialist, 712-250-0117, Thad.Nanfito@dnr.iowa.gov.

GLENWOOD, Iowa – Residents are urged to continue conserving water in Glenwood, although residents should boil the water and use only for basic needs.

Water continues to be transported in from Shenandoah and Red Oak to maintain pressure of the system and an emergency well is currently under construction. In the meantime, residents are urged to delay use of washing machines, dish washers, and other uses so that the system can maintain treatment.

Media Contact: Keith Wilken, DNR Environmental Specialist, 712-243-1934, Keith.Wilken@dnr.iowa.gov.