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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
July 2, 2014

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

State Fire Marshal Division
Helps Assess Flooding

Rock Rapids, IOWA – On June 30, 2014, the State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted the city of Rock Rapids, Iowa, in Lyon County, with the inspections of several areas affected by the recent floods.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office evaluated 25 homes affected by the flood waters. Ten of those homes were deemed as not able to be occupied, two others were deemed as able to be entered, but not able to be occupied, and another thirteen were deemed to have water damage only and are able to be occupied.

The State Fire Marshal’s Building Code Bureau is responsible for inspecting structures that pose a possible threat to occupants. The State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted the city of Rock Rapids at the request of the Lyon County Emergency Manager.

 

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