Plymouth County Declared State of Emergency


The County of Plymouth County, Iowa, has suffered from a severe flooding incident that began on Thursday, March 14, 2019, causing severe damage to public and private property, disruption of utility services and endangerment of health and safety of the citizens of Plymouth County, Iowa, within the disaster area.  The Chairman of the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors has declared a state of emergency authorized under Iowa State Statue and will execute the expenditure of emergency funds from all available sources, the invoking of mutual aid agreements, and applying to the State of Iowa for assistance.


(Le Mars) — Flood waters continue to rise and it is adversely affecting many homes, businesses, and roads.  Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning the Merrill Fire Department along with the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department was called to 107 Jackson Street in Merrill where the flood waters had caused the basement wall to collapse causing flood waters to rush in.  Merrill Fire Chief Jacob Conley comments on the flooding situation.

Hometown Mobility of Merrill saw their business was surrounded by flood waters when they arrived at work this morning.