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The City of Johnston extends a sincere THANK YOU to community members for their acts of kindness observed during the recent flash flood event that occurred Saturday, June 30 into Sunday, July 1, 2018. If you offered a helping hand to your neighbors, your community, or even strangers, your actions did not go unnoticed.
On June 30, the flash flood event that occurred in Johnston, also affected many neighboring metro communities. During the initial flood response and the days that followed, first responders witnessed multiple selfless acts by our community members, neighbors, and area businesses.
“These selfless acts demonstrate the compassion residents within our community have for one another and their willingness to help in times of need,” said Mayor Paula Dierenfeld. “We have never before experienced a rain event like this one, but everyone came together to rescue those in danger while ensuring those that were displaced are well taken care of. I am thankful I get to work alongside such dedicated and caring City employees and leaders to ensure our residents have a safe place to work, play and live.”
Specific examples of incidents witnessed by members of the Johnston Police Department and the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department include:
In the words of a Johnston first responder, “Thank you to everyone who stepped up to assist fellow community members during this event. During the midst of your own challenges and difficulties you may have endured – you each made a difference.”