Number of flooded properties in Des Moines area rises

DES MOINES, Iowa-   Polk County Emergency Management now says more than 17-hundred properties have been impacted by last weekend's flash flooding.

Flood victims are still showing up at the Disaster Recovery Center at 2309 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines, which will be open Saturday, July 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

Other information from the Friday emergency update: 

The City of Des Moines has done more than 1,000 property assessments and inspectors will continue Saturday and possibly Sunday if need be.

The City of Des Moines debris drop-off locations will be open Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. but closed on Sunday.  The drop-off locations will re-open Monday, July 9th.

The Red Cross of Central Iowa has a number of clean-up kits available at the Disaster Recovery Center, but also at the following locations through the weekend:

Windsor Heights Hy-Vee

Merle Hay Mall

Four Mile Creek Recreation Center

K-Mart store on Hubbell Avenue

The Red Cross has distributed more than 1,300 clean-up kits so far.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa reports they are caring for an extra 50-pets because of the flood, and staff had to help rescue 19-horses from a property impacted by flooding.  The ARL of Iowa says those calling 2-1-1 will learn of some options for emergency pet shelter.

(Photo above from Birdland Marina parking lot debris drop-off site)

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