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Posted on: June 9, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Flooding - Updated 6/9/08 11:52 a.m.

The City of Cedar Falls is predicting that the Cedar River will crest at 99 feet by early Tuesday, June 10. The previous record was set in 1999 at 96.2 feet which, is where the river should be at on Monday.

The City has placed mitigation and emergency operation plans in place at this time. The following areas may be affected by this flooding:

4th Avenue, Grant, Greeley, Independence, Lincoln, Lone Tree, Cambridge, Bloomfield, Skyview, Clai, Central, Center, Longview, Western, Jaclyn, Stickfort, Pien and Cypress.

Southbound 218 off of Highway 57, water is half way covering the off ramp. DOT will be blocking the ramp

Barricades will be set up to block off the following intersections to traffic. Center and Sitken and Lincoln and North Main Street.

Persons in areas where flooding is expected should watch closely and heed warnings.

Sand and sand bags are available at the following locations:
Gross Steel on Lincoln Street, North Cedar Fire Station, Clair and Central, Ice House Museum, and Gateway Park.

Volunteer Opportunities:
If you are interested in helping fill sand bags the following City locations are looking for assistance:

* Ice House Museum
* Public Works, 1500 Bluff Street
* Cedar Falls Fire Department (Afternoon help possibly) - Main Street Station - 1718 Main Street

The Red Cross will be setting up a shelter at the UNI West Gym beginning Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for those displaced by the flood waters.

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