(Atlantic) Representatives from The Iowa Insurance Division will be in Atlantic Tuesday evening. The focus is to teach residents on how to prepare for floods and protect against property loss. Tom Alger, communications director for the Iowa Insurance Division, says these community meetings stem from what happened during the floods of 2008 and to let people know how to prepare for that event that occurred across the state.
“I wanted to take that from the preparation, protection perspective, and got together with the Department of Natural Resources, National Weather Service, and Homeland Security in Iowa and the insurance division, to come up with a comprehensive package for folks to learn about preparation both as individuals, communities and businesses,” stated Tom Alger, Communications Director for the Iowa Insurance Division. Alger will also
review whether or not flood insurance, is right for you.
Representatives from the National Weather service will be on hand, as well as officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon.
Kennon will discuss the importance of preparing your family communication and evacuation plan. He will also provide information on Cass County’s special need that would require additional help in an evacuation, or a special emergency notification.
The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Rock Island Deport at 102 Chestnut Street.
April 23, 2012