The City of Cherokee reiterates that because of the rapid influx of the water coming from the six to eight inches of rain last weekend, and the Little Sioux River rising at the rate of four inches per hour, that sandbagging efforts were not effective in many areas.
Residents were advised to first be able to enter your property safely and move items to higher levels or off-site.
Also Sanitary Services will not be picking up recyclables on Thursday and Friday, July 1 and July 2 in the city of Cherokee. Instead they will be picking up flood-damaged goods that residents can put out at their normal pickup location.
Items will be picked up as time allows.
City Administrator Don Eikmeier asked citizens to contact City Hall to advise if they had damages to their home or business.
County Emergency Management and the City are looking to document all damages, including private property, so that Cherokee can prove its case for assistance from the State and Federal governments.
Eikmeier asks all citizens to call in their damages-- regardless of whether they need assistance or not.