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Posted on: June 9, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Flooding - Updated, June 9, 7:30 p.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.

UPDATED INFORMATION:
Southbound 218 offramp onto Highway 57 is now closed.
Barricades will be set up to block off the following intersections to traffic. Center and Fitken and Lincoln and North Main Street.

Utility Parkway at Waterloo Road is now closed to through traffic.

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 and also at Public Works (15th and State Street).

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

* Public Works, 1500 Bluff 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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