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Coralville Calling for Volunteers

Updated: Friday, May 31 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
CORALVILLE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The city of Coralville is calling for volunteers to help them prepare for flooding.  Read the full statement below:

The City of Coralville continues
in its preparations for flooding from the Iowa River and Clear Creek.  Volunteers are needed to assist with filling
sandbags beginning at 11:00 am today. Volunteers willing to assist with
this effort are asked to report to the Coralville Streets Department at 750
Camp Cardinal Boulevard. 
This is
located south of Highway 6 across from McGregor's Furniture.  Volunteers
are asked to bring gloves and park on James Street and walk west towards the
domes.  The sandbags will be used by the
City to protect areas deemed most in danger of flooding based on elevations
along the waterways. 





Volunteers are also welcome to
report to
the United Way Emergency Volunteer Center, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m.  The Emergency Volunteer Center
is located in Montgomery Hall on the second floor at the Johnson County
Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE, Iowa City. Handicap accessible ramp
available on the south side of the building.





United Way will open a second Emergency Volunteer Center
location in Coralville at 11:00 a.m. today to support Coralville’s
efforts.  Volunteers are needed to assist with filling sandbags beginning
at 11:00 am today.





Volunteers willing to assist with this effort are asked
to report to the Coralville Streets Department at 750 Camp Cardinal
Boulevard.  This is located south of Highway 6 across from McGregor's
Furniture.  Volunteers are asked to park on James Street and walk west
towards the domes.  Gloves are recommended.  The sandbags will be
used by the City to protect areas deemed most in danger of flooding based on
elevations along the waterways.



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
has indicated that, based on recent and projected rainfall, the water level in
the Coralville Reservoir may reach the emergency spillway early next week.  The Corps plans to increase the release rate
from the Reservoir today to 17,000 cubic feet per second with additional
increases in the coming days.   



Coralville Calling for Volunteers


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