U.S. Senator Talks About Area Flooding

Flooding in New Hartford, Iowa

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KIMT NEWS 3 – A U.S. Senator is speaking out about the flooding that’s impacting his former North Iowa home.

New Hartford residents in Butler County were told Wednesday morning they could go home.

They had been evacuated at 3 am Tuesday as nearby Beaver Creek, normally a stream that’s just a couple of feet deep,  turned into a fast-moving river far over its banks.

About a third of the city of 500 was under about three feet of water.

New Hartford native and U.S. Senator Charles Grassley says it’s going to be quite costly to get everything fixed.

“My Butler County Engineer has said that just secondary roads in my part of Butler County probably a million dollars worth of damage done that needs to be corrected,” said Grassley.

The last time New Hartford saw flooding like this was back in 2008.

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