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Flood Relief Guide

4/23/2019 2:06:00 PM

  From Monetary donations, to volunteering your time, you can have a positive impact, and assist those who've been struggling to clean up and move forward from the recent flooding in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa 

Below is the Flood Relief Guide and how you can help!!


  • Two Disaster recovery centers are closing Thursday at 7pm, Harrison County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Missouri Valley, IA and Western Tech Community College The Security Institute Building in Sioux City, IA.  

 The closure does not mean that help for Iowa disaster survivors is going away. There are other DRC's still open in iowa for a short time. To find DRC locations, go to

  •  FEMAs Disaster Survivors Assistance Teams are going into flood-impacted areas and make contact with those affected by the disaster. Residents will be able to register for assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center in Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave. 


Hours of operation for the Coucil Bluffs DRC will be:

Wednesday - 9:30am to 7pm 

Thursday - 9:30am - 7pm 

Friday - 9:30am to 5pm 

Saturday - 1pm - 5pm 


  • The Food Bank for the Heartland is seeking donations of bottled water, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, snacks/granola bars/power bars or monetary donations to purchase these products for families in flood-ravaged communities

Donations can be made to Food Bank for the Heartland at 10525 J St in Omaha

To make a monetary donation click here


  • The Nebraska Farm Bureau is distributing 100% of donations to Nebraska farmers, rachers and rural communities affected by the flooding. 

To donate click here

To volunteer your time, call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550 


  • The Iowa Farm Bureau has developed the "Farming Community Disaster Exchange" An online message board where Iowans can offer help to those impacted by the floods, or to seek assistance. 

       To access the message board click here 


  • Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue in Omaha, has been the safe place for cats and dogs rescued during the flooding. 

For more details on volunteering click here


  • The Salvation Army is helping to disperse "Clean up Kits for those affected by the flooding" in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa 

Items needed include bleach, mops, buckets, gloves, heavy duty trash bags, shovels and tarps.

You can drop items off at The River Studios 

Monday through Friday, 9a-5p


Click here to donate directly


  • The American Red Cross is helping to provide relief to local shelters in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa click here for the list of shelters

Click here to donate directly (under "your local red cross")



Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked The World

3/27/2019 4:35:00 PM

89.7 The River & Film Streams are teaming up for the people of Pine Ridge.  Tuesday April 30th at Film Streams - downtown 13th & Mike Fahey - It's a special viewing of "Rumble, The Indians Who Rocked The World" a documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Tickets available at  . Doors 6:30p, show 7p 



A live performance and Rick Galusha from PS Blues will interview Mato from the band Indigenous, a meet & greet and autograph signing directly afterwards.  More details at