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Dr. E.O. Bean and Mrs. Anna Lainson, Red Cross nurse, examine Stevie Wood, 9 months old, held by his mother, Mrs. Georgia Wood, in Danish Hall, an emergency Red Cross shelter at Council Bluffs. The child was injured in an accident at the family home,…

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Council Bluffs, Iowa . . . Photo shows Red Cross Nurse, Lorraine Thomas, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, as she takes pulse and temp. of Mrs. Carrie Ives, 92 years old, who was an ambulance case. Picture was taken in the Iowa Home For The Deaf which is now…

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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Petersen . . . pack their dishes before evacuating their new home in Midland Manor.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa -- Five hundred Boy Scouts from flood threatened Council Bluffs and surrounding communities worked around the clock as Red Cross messengers and aids. Here a group are shown making tags to identify furniture belonging to Council…

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Council Bluffs -- Here Mobile Radio Unit operates as the intersection of 21st Street and Avenue C. A dispatcher at the left makes a record of the street address and directs a volunteer trucker to the home.
(Photo courtesy of Strohbehn Studio,…

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Council Bluffs, Iowa . . . Photo shows Red Cross Disaster worker Lillian McKinnon, of the mid-western area, as she hands an emergency message to Mr. Leo Meyerson, in the Red Cross disaster office in this city. Mr. Myerson is the communications…

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Council Bluffs, Iowa -- Caring for scores of children evacuated from their homes, while their parents are working during the flood emergency has become a major Red Cross job in this community. Shown here are children from low-lying homes in the…

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Flood Emergency - G.S.\
Col. Person and B/Gen. Chorpening (OCE) inspecting the levee.
Council Bluffs - 14th St. Levee

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Council Bluffs, Iowa - Mrs. Dan Shuffler, Red Cross volunteer, makes sure Mrs. George Jacobs (left) and her five children have plenty of milk with their noonday meal at on e of the 23 Red Cross shelters opened here to house families fleeing the…

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Red Cross volunteer Winona Coker has no trouble caring for her small charges in Danish Hall, emergency Red Cross shelter at Council Bluffs, as long as there is television to keep them rapt-eyed and quiet. The children are among the 48 persons…

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Council Bluffs, Iowa . . . Red Cross is right on the job of serving thousands of workers who are building dikes along the waterfront of this city. Photo shows Harold Bernstein, a dike worker from Council Bluffs, Iowa, as he receives some nourishment…

Carter Lake, Iowa
File #2
11/1/79--

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City sewer employees have dubbed this flow of backwater from the Sixth avenue sewer manhole in Dodge park as "Old Faithful." The top of the manhole is below the river level, and is pouring thousands of gallons of water on the golf course. The pipe…

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Mrs. Marie Olson, and Mrs. Fae Burkhalter, of the Ottumwa mobile Red Cross canteen, were toasted in coffee Tuesday afternoon by Sgt. J.A. Bramen, and Corp. William Lemfor, of Atlantic, in appreciation of the Red Cross' work in feeding the many hungry…

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Atop the sand-bagged, dirt bulwarked levee, which held the crest of the Missouri river flood waters away from Council Bluffs are, left to right, Mayor S.W. McCall, Lt. Gen. M.A. Tinley, commander of the Iowa state guard; Gov. B.B. Hickenlooper of Des…

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Members of the Fish and Game club, long-time workers for the conservation of the lake and its resources, saw this view of their club house from the Country club golf course late Monday afternoon.

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Flood waters from the Missouri, sweeping into Lake Manawa from the south and southeast, completely surrounded the Council Bluffs Country Club late Monday, and water flowed up a swale to within a couple blocks of the road south of the Manawa school.

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Normally this is the road that motorists use to travel around the southeast tip of Lake Manawa. Monday afternoon flood waters had covered the road to a depth of about 18 inches, poured over the floors of half a dozen cottages located at the end of…

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Herman Olsen, who lives at 36 Pickard Lane, Lake Manawa, rows his boat right up the street, almost to his front door. The flood waters covered a vast area of land surrounding Lake Manawa, but did not reach into the center of the village.

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As the crest passed the Dodge Riverside pumping station here early Tuesday and hundreds of workers who had toiled around the clock went home for rest, two lone patrolmen of the Iowa State Guard are shown as they meet at the junction of their patrol…
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