Alliant Energy – Customers do not currently need to report outages, but do need to report emergencies, equipment damage and downed lines. They ask reports to be completed online at AlliantEnergy.com, download the MyAccount app from the app store or call Alliant at 800-255-4268.
Please do not touch or go near downed lines. They might be live and could cause serious injury.
Customers with a downed electrical connection on their house will need to contract with an electrician to have equipment fixed. The pole to the meter on customer homes are considered customer owned. It can and should be fixed as you await power restoration as Alliant Energy cannot reconnect power to any damaged equipment due to safety concerns.
In addition – Crews continue to clear debris starting with our arterial roads and reporting downed power lines and signage as they are found. We continue to clear roads for safety and place road closures as resources allow.
Linn County REC – 15 of their 39 substations have power throughout REC’s territory. They anticipate five more substations will come on today. Hiawatha is dependent on restoration of power supply through ITC/CIPCO. While no exact time can be set for completion of this work, restoring power will take time.
For updates of this work can be found at linncountyrec.com/news and select 8-10 Storm Updates.
REC customers with a downed electrical connection on their house will need to contract with an electrician to have equipment fixed. The pole to the meter on customer homes are considered customer owned. It can and should be fixed as you await power restoration as REC cannot reconnect power to any damaged equipment due to safety concerns.
MidAmerican – MidAmerican had an estimated 260,000 customers without power. Hiawatha does not appear to be one of the communities without gas.
If you smell gas, please evacuate the area and call 911.
MidAmerican informed us that all their crews are on the job and working to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. Additional crews from neighboring utilities have been called in and while they cannot provide an accurate time for restoration right now, they can assure their communities that they are doing everything they can to repair the system. However, because of the types and amount of damage, from the western to eastern border of our service area, restoration will be a multi-day process.
TREE & BRUSH ONLY DEBRIS PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
The City of Hiawatha Public Works Department has begun picking up branches and debris throughout the City. Branches need to be cut into 12 feet lengths or less. Branches and brush must be separated from other storm debris. Debris can be placed between the curb and sidewalk within the right-of-way. Due to the amount of damage throughout the city it is optimistically estimating to take 2-3 weeks to complete curbside pick-up. More than one pass will need to be made.
For convenience and to aid in the clean-up process, five (5) locations are currently set up for Hiawatha residents and businesses to drop off storm debris-Tree/Brush only. Please follow all signage posted at these locations to dispose of branches and brush. No other storm debris will be accepted at these locations at this time.
- North 10thAvenue parking lot
- Tucker Park parking lot
- Stamy Road (vacant lot on the SE corner of Metzger Drive and Stamy Road)
- 2850 Edgewood Road
- 295 Robins Road
These services are being provided to Hiawatha residents and businesses only. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 319-393-1515 or email email@example.com.
Citizens do not drive around barricades. Barricades are placed for public safety. Residents are advised to not venture out to allow emergency responders to take care of the most immediate needs. For safety of our citizens the City of Hiawatha ask for all individuals to keep 50ft distance between you and our equipment.
The City continues to experience intermittent phone outages and ask residents to contact departments through email by visiting our city website with concerns or questions.
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.