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Mandatory Evacuation for Normandy Drive in Iowa City
Iowa City Press Release
IOWA CITY - Based on river gauge information, projected rainfall and survey information on the sandbag levees around the Normandy Drive area, public safety officials have determined there is no longer a sufficient factor of safety for the residents in the Normandy Drive area. If the sandbag levee should breach and fail, the volume and velocity of water released would present a significant risk to the lives of the residents, rescue workers and volunteers in that area.
Based upon these predictions and in the interest of the safety of Iowa Citians living and working in this area, Mayor Regenia D. Bailey has issued a mandatory evacuation order of Normandy Drive, effective immediately.
Public safety personnel will inform the residents in a direct, door-to-door canvas. Transportation will be provided to those who require it. Those without other housing options will be transported to the Red Cross Shelter at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds. All non-essential traffic will be routed away from Park Road while this evacuation process is underway.