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Posted on: December 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Rudd Storm/Tornado Response Information

Rudd Storm/Tornado Response Information   

December 16, 2021                                                                                                      2:00PM

Water – If you have water pressure, use the water to flush toilets. Showers and bathing are permitted. Do NOT drink any city water. A “Boil Water” order is in effect until further notice.

Sewer – Flush toilets if you have water pressure.

Electricity – Alliant Energy will be working to restore power as quickly as possible. Due to power lines in trees, the process will be slow.  Portions 6th Street – from the highway to the highway west, with the exception of the worst damaged areas, may be restored by this evening.

Generators – If you have an emergency generator powering your home/building, be certain the circuits are isolated from commercial power. We cannot have generator power back-feeding into commercial system.

Natural Gas – No problems are known regarding the natural gas distribution system.

Debris Management  (FOR IMPACTED HOMES ONLY) –

  • Wood/Brush Material – If possible, deliver wood/brush debris to the city brush pile on the end of Depot Street. Large trees/brush can be delivered to the pile west of the fire station (old molasses plant). If you are unable to move your woody material to either brush pile, place it in the area between the sidewalk and the street.
  • Building Material (shingles/siding/etc.) – Dumpsters will be located in the library parking lot.
  • Hazardous Materials  - There will be a trailer north of the fire station.
  • White Goods (appliances) – Place in a separate pile between the sidewalk and the street.

If you need assistance with debris removal, call 641-220-3659.  Will attempt to assign volunteer resources as soon as possible.

Helpful Hints:

Take pictures of your damages – many pictures.  You may need them later!

Beware of hiring help. Do not pay in advance of any work. Know what costs will be before agreeing to any work projects.

Until power is restored, open refrigerators and freezers as little as possible.

There will be an informational Town Hall meeting at the Rudd Fire Station, beginning at 5:00PM.

Be very careful doing any work. Your safety is a paramount concern!!

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