June 11, 2008: 2:50PM-3:12PM

Cedar Rapids issues mandatory evacuation for anyone working or living in the 500 year flood plain, 1st Ave, 3rd Ave, and 16th Ave bridges all closed, 49 counties in Iowa declared disaster areas by Governor Culver, all bridges downtown will close by nightfall, but 380 remains open, two deaths resulted from flooding, almost 200 National Guards in Cedar Rapids, Cedar River at Cedar Rapids: 20.8ft, forecast: 24.5ft, Blairs Ferry Bridge to Palo just closed, entire town of Palo under a mandatory evacuation, parts of Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and Vinton under a mandatory evacuation order, Mid American turns off gas downtown
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