Cedar Rapids’ temporary flood control measures are in place and Public Works engineering teams as well as US Army Corps of Engineer teams will actively monitor for any weaknesses and re-enforce the system as necessary 24 hours a day.
Residents in the evacuation area are strongly encouraged to leave the area. Returning to your residence may be restricted because of the potential safety risks in the evacuation zone. Public safety personnel are recommending that you leave immediately, but no later than 8:00 p.m. this evening. Remaining in the evacuation area places residents at risk and will place safety personnel at risk.
The Cedar River is projected to crest at 23 feet at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Cedar Rapids will see a river crest of 16 feet by Monday morning, which is considered major flood stage. The City’s Incident Command Team activated at 7:00 this morning and is utilizing a cross-departmental team of Public Safety, Public Works, and other City departments.
The Cedar River is now projected to crest at 23 feet on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The City of Cedar Rapids is deploying pumps, sewer plugs, Hesco barriers, sandbagging and other protection methods. Residents/Businesses needing assistance should call 2-1-1. Click here for further details, volunteer information, maps and critical links.