DNR Has Flood Information Available
Posted: 06/03/2011

DES MOINES - If you're at risk of being flooded and have questions about protecting your propane tank, drinking water well, or the status of state parks, the DNR can help.

On the DNR's one-stop webpage for flood information, you can find guides to protecting your private drinking water well and propane tank safety during floods. The website also includes information on disposing flood debris and dealing with flood impacts in agricultural and rural areas, precautions around asbestos and other timely information.

For instance, before the flood waters reach your home or business, there are steps you can take to protect your drinking water well and propane tank. Any household hazardous materials, appliances and electronics you can move out of the path of flood water will reduce the amount of cleanup work required after the waters subside.

Guidelines for people who draw their drinking water from a private well are also available. The website contains information on protecting the well before the flood and steps to take if the well is flooded to make sure it is safe.

Most important, people should avoid contact with flooded rivers. Checking recent DNR press releases will provide updated information on parks, campground availability and boating conditions.

The information, as well as contact information for local DNR offices, can be found through the DNR's home page at www.iowadnr.gov.