Want to know how You can help out local people recover from the flooding? Here are a few different ways you can help out.
The Waukon Chamber of commerce office is compiling a list of people and businesses that still need help from more volunteers. You can stop by their office to get a copy of the list at 101 West Main St. (across the street from Cunningham’s) their phone number is 563-568-4110.
Send Donations an account has been made for monetary donations to help with the local flood recovery. You can make a donation at the Waukon Chamber of Commerce office or mail it to them at 101 West Main St. All checks should be made to “Allamakee Flood Recover”
Buy a T-shirt
Epic Wear is selling T-shirts for $12 each part of the proceeds from each shirt sold is going to the Allamakee Flood Relief Fund. You can buy a shirt by stopping in at their downtown retail location at 11 West Main St. (next to S & D Cafe) or buy calling them at 563-568-2301.
(you can click on the T-Shirts for a larger image)
Don Johnson (80) of Decorah won $2 million on saturday nights powerball drawing. Don had purchased the powerplay which doubled his prize from $1 million to $2 million. He matched the first five numbers (13-19-23-33-57) but missed the powerball number (28). The Winning ticket was purchased at Casey’s on college drive in Decorah. That Casey’s will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Don Cashed in his winning ticket Wednesday afternoon at the Iowa Lottery headquarters office in Des Moines. He will receive approximately $1.4 million after taxes.
Main Street through downtown Waukon is now opened back up for through traffic. The street was closed following the major flooding the area received Sunday morning. Although many local business are still hard at work recovering from the damage many downtown business are back open. Having the street back open is helping relieve the parking issues that many business were having.
The video below taken at the intersection of Main St. and Spring Ave. Shows the shear amount of volume of water that was flowing through the entire town of Waukon early Sunday morning during the very heavy amounts of rainfall that our area was receiving.