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Johnson County Flood Barriers, Sandbags Not Going Away Soon

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - Miles of temporary flood protection throughout Johnson County won't be coming down anytime soon, according to county spokesperson Terrence Neuzil. "This is an ongoing event and... Read More »

Clean-up for New Bo After Flood Threat

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Vendors in the NewBo City Market began unpacking boxes and unloading coolers Monday after they decided to close the market over the weekend to prepare for potential flooding. Jerry... Read More »

City Officials: Cedar Rapids "Dodged A Bullet"

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Cedar Rapids city leaders are breathing a sigh of relief following the crest of the Cedar River on Sunday. "We really dodged a bullet this time," City Council member Justin Shields,... Read More »

News Keeps Getting Better in Johnson County

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The news keeps getting better, Johnson County officials said Monday, as they announced the expected crest of the still-rising Coralville Lake will fall two feet short of pouring over... Read More »

Flood Forecast Improves, Coralville Lake No Longer Expected to Top Spillway

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Coralville Lake is no longer predicted to go over its emergency spillway, but don’t take that to mean the threat of major flooding has passed. “It’s important for folks to understand... Read More »

Cedar River Crests in Cedar Rapids Early Sunday Morning

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar River crested before sunrise today at a forecast river height of 18.23 feet and started to drop, accompanied by what appears to be the end of an “excessively wet weather... Read More »

Iowa Flood Board Cancels Meeting Due to Cedar Rapids Flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A new board created to help Iowa communities limit flood damage is cancelling an upcoming meeting because of flooding. The Iowa Flood Mitigation Board had planned to meet Tuesday... Read More »

Gov. Branstad Issues Another Disaster Proclamation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has issued another disaster proclamation for Iowa counties hit by recent storms and flooding. The proclamation is the fourth made by Branstad in recent days... Read More »

City of Cedar Rapids Reopens Edgewood Road Bridge

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The city of Cedar Rapids reopened the northbound traffic lanes of Edgewood Road bridge Sunday afternoon. The Cedar River water level, once at 17.66 feet, has receded to a safer state.... Read More »

Faulty Gauge Leads To Too-High Crest Forecast in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A faulty river gauge in the Cedar River at Waterloo provided a river level 0.9 feet higher Friday than the actual river height and, as a result, led to an overly high flood forecast... Read More »

Iowa River Floods Tama County Community of Chelsea

CHELSEA, Iowa — A small town in Tama County is once again under water. As of Friday, most residents have relocated and getting around town requires a boat ride. Residents were offered the chance to move... Read More »

Flooding Continues In Johnson County

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Flooding from an overwhelmed Iowa River will continue in Johnson County, and up to 60 structures could become inundated with water in the coming days. And yet, officials feel optimistic. “Mother... Read More »

Cedar River Crests at Nearly 16 Feet in Palo Saturday Night

PALO, Iowa - Following days of increasing anxiety corresponding with rising river levels, the crest of the Cedar River at Palo occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday night The river crested at 15.67 feet and... Read More »

Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Johnson Co. Neighborhoods

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - Johnson County Saturday afternoon announced new mandatory evacuations. They include Sand Road SE between 560th Street and Highway 22, Lola Lane SE and two properties on Tri County... Read More »

Crest Forecast Lowered for Cedar Rapids, Highest Levels Expected Sunday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The projected crest of the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids has been lowered by more than a foot this morning, a welcomed relief following several days of tense flood preparations. New... Read More »

Governor Branstad to Tour Flood-affected Areas on Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa - On Monday, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be touring areas of Iowa affected by flooding. Branstad, Reynolds and Iowa Homeland Security Administrator Mark Schouten... Read More »

Cedar River Crests in Vinton

VINTON, Iowa - HESCO barriers and sandbags lined buildings and homes along the Cedar River in Vinton Saturday, waiting for a flood that never came. The Cedar River was predicted to crest in Vinton at... Read More »

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