Residents from the City of Hornick are still not able to return back to their homes just yet.
City officials said they will update residents as soon as the town re-opens. Rebecca Socknat, the Woodbury County emergency coordinator, urged people not to try to re-enter Hornick until it’s confirmed to be safe to do so.
The Salvation Army and the Red Cross are also helping Hornick residents with clean up and housing due to shelters being closed.
“At this time the City of Hornick still remains closed. The water is receding and we will update everybody when the town will open but right now, we are urging folks to please do not go to the community until that reopens,” said Socknat.
Officials are also encouraging residents to notify them through the Woodbury County Emergency Management’s Facebook and Twitter pages to help speed up recovery in affected areas. Tammy Lee, the Red Cross Executive Director, explained the assistance they can provide to families.
“So the things that we would provide from the Red Cross would be that immediate assistance, so if people need a place to stay and then also we were out helping and distributing clean-up supplies and working with people on their recovery,” said Lee.
If you need help replacing items in flooded homes, the Community Action Agency of Siouxland can assist you with recovery efforts.
There is also a volunteer call center readily available to Woodbury County residents, as well as any residents in Siouxland. To report any damages to homes contact the call center at 712-224-5262. The call center will be open through the weekend from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.