Rock Valley, Iowa — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in northwest Iowa on Saturday to view and assess flood damage in Rock Valley and Hartley and the derailment and oil spill south of Doon.
Governor Reynolds met with Rock Valley mayor Kevin Van Otterloo; Sioux County Emergency Manager, Nate Huizenga; and the Sioux County Board of Supervisors to get a briefing on the situation and impact in and around Rock Valley. She then went on a tour of flood-damaged sites in the town.
Reynolds says they talked about what could have been done differently and she suggested courses of action for recovery. She said the people of the town did a great job working together to prevent damage during this flood.
Van Otterloo says having Governor Reynolds visit means a lot. He says the leaders who come have great ideas and resources to offer.
Other officials were also in the area including Leuitenent Governor Adam Gregg and Congressman Steve King.