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Volunteer response during Iowa flooding has been inspiring

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We have been seeing the footage of the flooding throughout the Missouri River valley for over four weeks now. Cities, towns, and farms all affected by the raging waters, and the cleanup is going to be ongoing for a long time. Through it all, there have been people who have been helping their neighbors keep it all together.

Sheri Bowen is the Administrator of Mills County Public Health in Glenwood, Iowa. She says as we approached the four-week mark, there was some hard-fought progress in disaster recovery.

Bowen says even though they are prepared for disaster situations and have been coordinating with government agencies, the scope of this disaster is huge.

Bowen says she is inspired by the response from the people of Iowa, who are doing everything they can to help each other.

There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from around the Midwest and across the nation. Farmers and citizens bringing all the supplies they can to help alleviate the situation.