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Flood Preparations Underway in Linn County

Post Date:09/23/2016 9:12 AM

The Cedar River crested at 22 feet on Tuesday, Sept. 27. It was the second highest crest in Cedar Rapids history. It is expected to take days for the river to fully return to its banks.

For the latest information from the City of Cedar Rapids, visit: www.cedar-rapids.org

For the latest information from Linn County, visit: www.linncounty.org

To help, visit: www.uweci.org


Cedar River Flood Map
Linn County, Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities are making preparations for significant flooding along the Cedar River. At this point, the river is projected to crest at 24.1 feet in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sept. 26.

This link provided by the National Weather Service allows you to view the potential flood impact by clicking on the inundation levels in the left column:

Indian Creek in Marion
Indian Creek, which runs through Marion, remains 4-6 feet below flood stage and flooding is not anticipated in this area.  

In the Metro
The City of Cedar Rapids will continue to hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m. each day from now until Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Check the City of Cedar Rapids website – www.cedar-rapids.org and click on the alert pop-up to read the most current information.

To Help
While the flooding of the Cedar River won't impact Marion directly, residents are encouraged to do what they can to help. Volunteers will be needed to help throughout this event in a variety of ways. Information for volunteers can be obtained through the United Way by calling 2-1-1 from a landline phone, 319-739-4211 from a mobile phone, or toll-free 1-866-469-2211.

Disaster Response Opportunities via 211

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