Pacific Junction residents are finally getting a chance to return to their homes to assess damage from the flooding.
Mayor Andy Young has lifted the mandatory evacuation order. Residents and property owners will now be able to determine the viability of the premises. Access to the city will continue to remain a single entry at the South entrance from 195th Street.
Street lights have been restored in most areas of the community, however, electricity has not been restored to homes. Law enforcement will be patrolling the area on a 24/7 basis.
As clean-up begins in all areas of Pacific Junction, residents are reminded that safety is key. Mayor Young urges them to use caution as they begin to assess and clean-up their properties. Personal protective equipment including water-tight boots, cut proof gloves and N95 masks are required while around flood water.
No open burning is allowed. Debris should be placed at curbside and separated into the following categories: Garbage - Household Waste - Appliances/Electronics/Tires - Scrap Metal - Tree Limbs and Trimmings.
If you need help with the re-entry process, please contact the Mills County Communication Center at 712.527-4871 or contact a representative of the City of Pacific Junction.
(Photo: Mills County Emergency Management)