Evacuation Orders Lifted in Johnson County as Flood Wanes

By Gregg Hennigan, Reporter

Officers from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department survey the Iowa River on the University of Iowa Campus Monday, June 3, 2013 in Iowa CIty. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Johnson County residents forced to leave their homes because of flooding can return. The county lifted all mandatory evacuation orders, effective at 4 p.m. Friday.

Several small neighborhoods along the Iowa River north and south of Iowa City had been emptied for the past couple of weeks.

The county in a news release warned residents to use caution when reentering flooded properties. Power may not yet be restored to homes, and inspections will not start until Monday, according to the release.

Coralville Lake continues to fall, and the Iowa River at Iowa City went below flood stage Friday.

The streets where evacuations occurred were:
-Izaak Walton Road Southeast
-Camino Del Rio Southeast
-Driftwood Lane Southeast
-Ocean Boulevard Southeast
-River Front Estates Southeast
-6979 and 6951 Tri County Bridge Rd.
-Lola Lane Southeast

The evacuation order for Sand Road Southeast was lifted earlier this week.

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