Glenwood, Hamburg issue boil order; Residents in Craig, Mo. evacuate

Glenwood, Hamburg issue boil order; Residents in Craig, Mo. evacuate
World-Herald News Service

Glenwood Municipal Utilities has issued a boil order until further notice for Glenwood and Pacific Junction.

In response to the electrical outage at its water treatment facility, the utility will be adding water to its system to assure water will continue to be available for their customers. Water should be boiled before it’s consumed, Mills County Emergency Management officials said. It is safe to use for bathing and household activities, the officials said. Water conservation is still required.

Free drinking water can be picked up at Glenwood City Hall, 5 N. Vine St., in Glenwood.

In Hamburg, city officials also declared a boil order.

“The City of Hamburg has lost its water treatment plant due to flooding,” according to Fremont County Emergency Management. “Power was shut off to the water treatment plant around 5:00 p.m. yesterday (Monday) and water began inundating the plant sometime this morning (Tuesday).”

Emergency management staff are providing bottled water to residents. The local hospital in Hamburg has been disconnected from the water treatment plant and is utilizing other sources.

Craig, Missouri evacuates

The Holt County Sheriff’s Office evacuated Craig, Missouri Tuesday afternoon due to rising flood waters. More information can be found by calling 660-683-5412 or 660-446-3305.

Flood information in Fremont County

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Sidney, Iowa released flood information Tuesday for Fremont County.

Information includes assistance and resources, including a shelter update, financial assistance for flood victims, and ways to help victims.

You can find the information by clicking here.