FLOOD CLEANUP: Waters Leave Damage

After extensive floods across the state, Governor Branstad will get a first-hand look at the damage left behind by the receding flood waters, Monday.

He’ll travel to New Hartford, in northeast Iowa, where the water is now receding.  The governor will then stop in Iowa City where the Iowa River isn’t expected to crest until later this week.

Another area that is still reeling from the floods is Marshall County.

It’s hard to grasp how much water flooded the county a few days ago.

“Everybody at work was telling me I should have a ferry so I can shuttle so I could take everyone on this side of the river and take em to work,” says Steve Pille of Marshalltown.

Residents living in the area were forced to take a 32 mile detour in order to drive into Marshalltown.

Now that the water has gone down, people are cleaning up the leftovers.

Steve Pille’s gravel driveway was pushed in by the water so he spent his afternoon raking rocks out of his grass.

He’s had to clean up after floods before but none were ever this bad.

“I don`t think it was quite this bad, this is time is the worst,” says Pille.

He says he’s thankful that all he has to do is clear his driveway because it could have been a lot worse.

“Thank god it didn`t I couldn`t believe it, we lucked out.”

Despite damage at some, most parks and campgrounds are open to the public.

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