Iowa’s governor tours flood damage in Missouri Valley, Hornick

first_imgHORNICK — Governor Kim Reynolds toured flood damage in western Iowa Sunday.“I continue to be just overwhelmed and impressed and grateful to our emergency managers, our EMS, our first responders, our volunteers, just the community as a whole,” Reynolds told reporters.She started in Missouri Valley, then traveled north to the Woodbury County town of Hornick. Many streets were still flooded.“We were on the ground to understand what was going on, to make sure we were meeting the needs, to make sure the communication and coordination was taking place,” Reynolds said, “as well as making sure that we’re assessing the damage as we move forward with the recovery.”Governor Reynolds tours flood damage in Hornick.The governor went inside a few of the homes in Hornick, some still with several feet of water in their basements.“The water has started to recede just a little bit,” Reynolds said. “I think one of the homes that we toured it had gone down a foot since its high-water mark, but they still have a long ways to go and they know that.”Reynolds will tour flood damage in Hamburg, Pacific Junction and Montezuma on Monday.Thirty-eight Iowa counties are included in the governor’s disaster declaration for this latest round of flooding. Those counties include Cerro Gordo, Butler, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth and Wright in our immediate listening area.last_img read more

Post-mortem today for dead bar manager

first_imgAs the investigation continues into the death of the Korner Kick Bar and Restaurant Manager, detectives are awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination to ascertain whether the 21-year-old was killed or took his own life. The lifeless body of Tevin Parris was found with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday morning at his Lot 66 Garnett Street, Newtown, Georgetown home. The discovery was made by the young man’s uncle sometime around 07:40h.Parris’s death has left his family with many unanswered questions.Guyana Times understands that investigators have retrieved a 9mm pistol with 14 live rounds of ammunition. The crime scene seems to suggest that Parris took his life, and investigators have since swabbed both of the Bar Manager’s hands for gunpowder residue to determine whether he had fired the weapon.However, it was reported that the young man was not the holder of a firearm licence and as such, checks are being made to trace the ownership of the weapon.Meanwhile, the Police are awaiting the post-mortem examination, which will be conducted today, to ascertain the trajectory of the gunshot wound.While detectives have not ruled out homicide as yet, family members of the now dead man are maintaining that he was murdered.However, A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman told Guyana Times on Tuesday that there have been no new updates in the investigations and they were awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination.last_img read more