2019 Flood Information

A collection of resources and information regarding the 2019 flood event. 

Current Precautionary Measures: 

  • Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park is temporarily closed.
  • River’s Edge Service Road, the road between Harrah’s parking lot and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, is temporarily closed.
  • A portion of the Council Bluffs Trail System, from Harrah’s parking garage to Western Historic Trails Museum, is temporarily closed.
  • A portion of the Council Bluffs Trail System, from East Manawa to the Wabash, is temporarily closed. 
  • Big Lake Road is temporarily closed.
  • Gifford Road is temporarily closed.
  • City flood and drainage gates are closed, and stormwater pumps are operational.

Press Releases: 

March 15, 2019: City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County Flood Update
March 17, 2019: City of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County Flood Update

"Minute With The Mayor" Video Updates:
2019 Flood Series on YouTube 

Pottawattamie County Emergency Management:
2019 Flood Pottawattamie County Information & Resources

Need to report damages? 
Report damages by using the Residential and Business Damage Reporting Tool online here: Residential and Business Damage Reporting Tool. To register with FEMA for assistance call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY for hearing impaired). 

NOTE: If you're hiring a contractor to manage your recovery process, please contact Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency at 712-328-5777 to verify prospective contractors.

Sign up for Pottawattamie Alert:
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Social Media Updates:
For more updates, follow the City on Facebook and Twitter: @CityofCB and Emergency Management @PottCoEMA.