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8:30 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Southeast Iowa Construction

Des Moines County, IA –

Des Moines County

Des Moines County closed Tama Road in mid-May. Part of the road, which intersects Highway 99 north of the city, was washed away during heavy rain and flash flooding.

County Engineer Brian Carter says the plan is to rebuild the road with the knowledge that a nearby creek will flood during heavy rain. He says dips would be built into Tama Road so the excess water has somewhere to flow.

Carter says the project could cost about $350,000. Half of the money is coming through the state's I-Jobs program.

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6:06 pm
Fri July 9, 2010

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8:53 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Keokuk, Lee County Considers Flood Clean-Up

Keokuk, IA –

Keokuk

Dozens of homes experienced flooded basements during severe weather a few weeks ago. Keokuk received about 12" of rain during a short timeframe.

Five members of the Keokuk City Council decided to hold a special city-wide clean-up. The event would run July 18-August 14.

Four members of the panel were not at last night's meeting.

Mayor Tom Marion says this clean-up will allow anyone with flood damage to clean-up their properties.

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WIUM Local
8:17 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Energy Bill Relief On The Way

Macomb, IL – Hundreds of residents in west central Illinois could soon receive help paying their summer cooling bills.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, is set to begin July 19 and last as long as July 30. The program could end sooner if funds are exhausted.

Certain households with the following gross monthly incomes are eligible for assistance:

-One person: $1,354
-Two people: $1,821
-Three people: $2,289
-Four people: $2,756
-For each additional household member, add $467.

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6:06 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

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