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Posted on: June 19, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Press Release - 06/19/2008, 11:30 a.m.

Pubic Works Operations: The Transfer Station is now open as of Thursday, June 19. The Recycling Center shall remain closed until further notice. There are remote recycling sites located at Walmart, UNI and Fareway, which are operating at limited capacity. Regular refuse and large bulk collection remains on schedule to the extent possible.

Price Gouging Rule : Attorney General Tom Miller has announced that the State’s anti-price-gouging rule is in effect in counties where disaster declarations have been issued in the wake of tornadoes, storms or floods. Price-gouging is the practice of taking advantage of disaster victims by substantially raising the prices for needed goods or services without justifications.

Complaints about possible price-gouging should be directed to the Attorney General’s Office – toll-free at 888-777-4590. On the Web: www.IowaAttorneyGeneral.org.

Assistance with Flood Clean up: People needing assistance with flood clean up are urged to contact Samaritan’s Purse, by calling Prairie Lakes Church at 266-2655. They will get your contact information and specific assistance requested. Anyone wanting to assist with clean up are urged to call this same number for details.

Supplies and Food: There are supplies, clothing, non-perishable food, clean up kits and water available at North Cedar Elementary School, 2419 Fern Ave., on Thursday, June 19, from 9 am to 7 pm, and on Friday, June 20, from 9 am to 5 pm.

The North Cedar Disaster Relief Center is providing supplies and services to Cedar Falls and upstream residents with flood damage and recovery.

All other residents from Waterloo and south of the river with flood damage and recovery needs should go to the Disaster Recovery Information and Resource Station located at McKinstry School at the intersection of Idaho and Independence Avenue in Waterloo.

City phones: The Greenwood Cemetery continues to experience phone problems. All other city operations have regular phone service.

Extra police presence: There will continue to be extra police presence in the North Cedar area.

People are urged to report suspicious behavior immediately by calling 911 or Black Hawk County Dispatch at 291-2515.

All other announcements from June 18 are still applicable as follows:

Water Conservation: The water conservation restrictions south of the Cedar River have now been lifted. Restrictions still apply north of the Cedar River due to compromised lift stations which the City is working feverishly to repair.

Thank you to everyone in the entire community of Cedar Falls for your cooperation. Your diligent conservation has made a difference and allowed the repairs to occur more rapidly. It has reduced the environmental impacts.

Debris Removal for those affected by the flooding: Residents affected by the recent flooding should bring their debris to the curb for removal.

Residents must place their debris on the curb in four separate piles as follows:

Household hazardous materials
Appliances
Large bulk materials (such as carpet, furniture) and bagged debris
Yard waste

Debris that is building materials, drywall, wood etc. may be left on the curb.
Smaller, loose material cannot be picked up so residents are asked to please place all debris in bags, boxes or containers.

Recreation Trails: People are urged to stay off the bike trails. City staff continues to assess the condition of those trails.

Emergency Operations Center
319-243-2700

6/19/08 11:30 am

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