Adminstration updates flood damage

June 24, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014 @ 4p.m. - RichardLee@ClearChannel.Com -

(Des Moines) Administration officials say they're sending out damage assessment teams later this week in preparation for a potential Presidential disaster declaration.

Iowa Emergency Management Department Director Mark Schouten says he's "optimistic" that will happen.

Director Schouten says 18 counties in Iowa have gubernatorial disaster declarations so far.  He says preliminary estimates are fifteen-and-a-half million dollars in damage---and *still* counting---from two heavy weather events in Iowa this month.

And, he cautions that does *NOT* include damages to homes, crops or secondary roads and infrastructure.

He says up to 150 homes in Iowa suffered "major damage" from storms and flooding.  And, crop damage is expected to also be "significant".

Get more updated flood information at the Iowa Flood Central website.