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City of Cedar Rapids Encouraging Residents to Be Prepared

Updated: Thursday, May 30 2013, 10:13 PM CDT

Be Prepared

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Date – The City of Cedar Rapids is encouraging residence to be prepared. If you live in a low lying area that has previously experienced flooding, plan how you will safely leave your home and have your valuables prepared to leave quickly. The City of Cedar Rapids is monitoring this fluid situation and will give as much notice of evacuations as possible. Citizens are encouraged to prepare, rather than to react for an evacuation.


Examples of low lying areas that are encouraged to prepare for a potential evacuation include:

Newbo, Time Check, Rompot, and the Czech Village areas. The homes on Ellis Rd west of Edgewood Rd NW were informed that their properties would be inaccessible on Friday morning.


Citizens may also learn of updates to Flood Alerts at the City’s website at There is a “Flood Alert” in red and orange at the top of the page. All press releases, street closures, and preparation for the floods will be posted here.

City of Cedar Rapids Encouraging Residents to Be Prepared

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