Mills County authorities are urging Pacific Juncition residents to begin preparations for evacuations. Mandatory evacuations may be ordered in the near future.
The reason for the recommendation is due to at least 2 levee failures and a confirmed levee breach along the Iowa side of the Missouri River across from Offutt Airforce Base, along with projected rising water and the potential for loss of structural integrity in the containment system.
Evacuation routes are North on 221st through Glenwood to Council Bluffs. An Emergency Shelter is available at Salem United Methodist Church at 14955 Somerset Avenue in Council Bluffs, Just off Hwy 92 and Risen Son. If residents in this area need assistance with the evacuation process or a shelter site, please contact the Mills County Communication Center at 712-527-4871.