Marshalltown tornado updates for Monday
There will be a curfew again Monday starting at 9 p.m. and going until 5 a.m. Tuesday. The curfew only applies to the downtown area and other storm impacted areas. The south side of town is not part of the storm zone.
Alliant has repaired the gas system in town, spokesperson Mike Wagner said in an email, and they are in the process of relighting pilot lights. Alliant Energy has 40 workers in the field and they are getting extra help from 15 MidAmerican Energy gas crews to get service back quickly and safely.
If the crew misses you when visiting your residence, they’ll leave a hangtag directing you to call 1-800-ALLIANT to schedule a time to come back and complete the relight. Their goal is to get every gas customer back in service by midweek.
“Our workers will have an Alliant Energy or MidAmerican Energy ID badge, and they will need to enter your house to relight the pilot light,” Wagner said. “This is our largest response ever to a natural gas restoration event. Thank you for your patience as we focus on safety and service.”
MULTIPLE AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER
There will be free recovery resources from a variety of community agencies and various churches for families affected by the tornado. These resources will be available at Marshalltown High School, located at 1602 S Second Ave, on the following days: July 24 from noon to 8 p.m., July 25 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 26 form 8 a.m. to noon.
SCHOOL LUNCHES / MEALS
There were a few updates to summer meals, which are served Monday through Friday. Summer meals are free of charge for those 1-18 years old.
Updated summer meals schedule for this week:
Anson Elementary, July 16 – August 10; Breakfast 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Hoglan Elementary, July 16 – August 10; Breakfast 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Fisher Elementary, July 16 – August 10; Breakfast 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Franklin Elementary, June 11 – July 27; Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Lenihan Intermediate, June 6 – August 10; Breakfast (Summer Blast students report here) 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Rogers Elementary, June 11 – July 27; Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (LUNCH ONLY Sack lunches served near the front entrance of the building)
Woodbury Elementary, June 11 – July 27; Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (LUNCH ONLY Sack lunches served near the front entrance of the building)
YMCA, June 6 – August 10; June 11 – July 27; Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Public Library, June 6 – August 10; Snacks: Daily from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and Lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Marshalltown High School, June 11 – August 10; *Breakfast available from the athletic weight room after June 29 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Glenwood Place and Bickford Cottage are grilling out in front of Pentz Appliance Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. They can serve 240 people.
PARKS AND REC
The Park and Recreation Office is now located at the Marshalltown Public Library.The office has the following updates.
* Summer Blast has moved to Lenihan School.
* The make up swim lesson from last Friday is Tuesday, July 24.
* Zumba and Taekwondo have been cancelled until further notice.
* Other park and recreation activities will proceed as planned.
* They do not need any volunteers at this time.
More than 1,100 claims have come in just from Friday to Sunday, said Kelly Pargett, public affairs brand promotion specialist.
“Our catastrophe response team is still in Marshalltown going door to door to assist those with damage to their home and we have a drive-in set up (by appointment only) for those with vehicle damage, Pargett said in an email. “If the vehicles are considered not drivable, then our agents and adjusters are going to the customer’s house to assist them.”
EVENT AND ORGANIZATION
An open house for ACCESS scheduled for Tuesday morning has been cancelled.
Marshalltown’s Binford House is closed until further notice.