press conference called on Rock Valley’s Main Street Tuesday afternoon, Rock Valley Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo said that the City has sustained “significant damage” from the flooding.
Van Otterloo said that residents are currently being asked to limit water usage.
The Mayor says the spirit of cooperation between Rock Valley’s citizens and the volunteers who streamed into the community has truly been amazing.
The Chief went on to ask that travel in Rock Valley be limited to those assisting in the relief efforts.
Both men expressed their gratitude to the multitude of volunteers from around northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota who responded to Rock Valley to assist with the flood relief efforts.
When asked, Mayor Van Otterloo said that the last time Rock Valley saw this kind of massive flooding was in 1969, but he added that even the 1969 flood pales in comparison to what they’re dealing with now.