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Cedar Rapids Encourages Residents to Prepare for Possible Evacuations

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Officials in Cedar Rapids are warning residents to be prepared in case of evacuations due to the rising Cedar River. In a statement released Thursday night Cedar Rapids police encouraged... Read More »

Newbo City Market Vendors Move Out in Anticipation of Flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Newbo City Market sits pretty much empty as vendors moved their goods out of the building to prepare for flooding. Vendors met and made that decision early Thursday. Some just... Read More »

Mandatory Evacuation Ordered For Johnson Co. Neighborhoods Due to Flooding

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - Officials in Johnson County have ordered a mandatory evacuation for two neighborhoods in rural Johnson County. Here's the press releases from Johnson County Emergency Management: A... Read More »

Iowa DOT Officials Not Yet Concerned About I-380 Bridge Over Iowa River

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation say they are not yet concerned that weather conditions will lead to the closure of Interstate 380 and other major routes, though flood... Read More »

Cedar River Approaching What Had Been Historic 20-foot Level in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — With the 5-year anniversary of the city’s historic flood just two weeks away, the Cedar River is on a frightful climb once again. Even so, furniture maker John Schwartzkopf on Thursday... Read More »

Officials Keeping Eye on Stressed Road in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD, Iowa - Officials are keeping a sharp eye on a stressed portion of Ridge Avenue, a county gravel road that essentially acts as a levee for the town of New Hartford. “Because of it’s position,... Read More »

Officials: Edgewood Road Bridge Still Open Friday Morning

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Officials with the city of Cedar Rapids had said Thursday that Ellis Road will likely close at Edgewood Road NW, meaning the Edgewood Road Bridge would be closed to traffic. The Cedar... Read More »

Iowa City Officials Close Dubuque Street Due to Flooding

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The City of Iowa City has closed Dubuque Street as the Iowa River continues to rise. Officials said that the closure could last until mid-June. Here's the press release from the city: Because... Read More »

Vinton Erects Flood Barrier as a Precaution

VINTON, Iowa- The city of Vinton decided to err on the side of caution by erecting flood barriers around the fire station and municipal utility plant on Thursday. John Watson, Vinton mayor, said city... Read More »

Maquoketa River Flooding Part of Downtown Manchester

MANCHESTER, Iowa - Following heavy rain on Wednesday, the Maquoketa River has spilled out of its banks flooding a portion of downtown Manchester. Several inches of rain has caused the river to rise more... Read More »

Flooding Leads to Evacuations in Dunkerton

DUNKERTON, Iowa - Evacuations are underway this morning in Dunkerton due to flooding. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office tells that evacuations are taking place in downtown Dunkerton, near... Read More »

Forecast Has Univ. of Iowa Increasing Flood Preparations

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The potential of two to four inches of rain later this week and releases of up to 20,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) from the Coralville Reservoir has University of Iowa officials doubling... Read More »

Mother Nature Deals a Blow to Butler County

BUTLER COUNTY, Iowa - High winds and endless rains plagued Butler County throughout the day on Wednesday. “Since about 2:00 p.m. (Wednesday) Butler County has been kind of wracked here,” said Butler... Read More »

Corps Now Forecasts Coralville Lake To Overtop Spillway June 7

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- If weather requires, Johnson County officials are prepared to close more roads over the next few days in order to take a pre-emptive strike against flooding throughout the area. The... Read More »

UI Official: 'We are Remaining Careful Rather Than Sorry'

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa officials and some Iowa City residents are figuring it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to flood preparations. After a weekend’s worth of heavy rain,... Read More »

Crews Working to Keep Highway 30 Open in Tama County

TAMA COUNTY, Iowa- Highway 30 west of Tama remained open to at least one lane of traffic in each direction on Tuesday. But it wasn't easy. Rising water from the Iowa River threatened to close the vital... Read More »

Iowa River Flooding Raises Concerns

MARENGO, Iowa - The rising Iowa River is causing concern for people living nearby this morning. Communities from Marengo, to Iowa City are trying to prepare for the potential flooding. The Iowa River... Read More »

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