All residents north of Highway 18 asked to evacuate Rock Valley as floodwaters rise

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (KTIV) – SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 6 a.m.: All Rock Valley residents living north of Highway 18 have been asked to evacuate as floodwaters continue to rise.

The City of Rock Valley made the new announcement on the city’s Facebook page.

You can see the evacuation map in the image above and also by following the link here.

If residents have no other place to go, they can go to Trinity Reformed Church, 2020 8th St SE, Rock Valley, IA 51247 for shelter.

The City of Rock Valley is NOT requiring large ski boats or jet skis to assist with evacuations. Rescue boats and dive teams are already in the water and evacuation plans are in place.

According to the City of Rock Valley Facebook page: Evacuating our citizens who still need assistance is our number one priority at this time. Currently we have dive teams, speed boats and work teams in the water and evacuation plans are in place. The use of vans, tractors, trucks or loaders is no longer an option for evacuation due to the current and height of the water. Please know that all boats and teams are doing everything they can to reach each of your loved ones.

If you or your family members are still waiting to be evacuated, please call (712) 737-3307 and give them your name and location.

A disaster proclamation for Sioux County has been issued by Governor Kim Reynolds.

Follow the City of Rock Valley Facebook page for the latest information.

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FRIDAY JUNE 21 : Due to flooding, emergency evacuations have been issued to ensure the safety of residents in Rock Valley, Iowa.

Not all residents are evacuated, the map below shows the evacuation plan for Rock Valley. The areas in red are those included in the emergency evacuation.

  • Go immediately to the home of a friend or relative outside the evacuation zone (residents can also go to the shelter at Faith Reformed Church, located at 1305 7th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247.
  • If residents need transportation, call 712-737-3307.
  • Any resident who refuses to evacuate during the emergency evacuation must sign a refusal agreement.

For more information, residents can call Kris Gesink at 712-441-1326 or email [email protected]

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