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Cedar Falls orders mandatory evacuation for the downtown area


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- The City of Cedar Falls has issued the following urgent announcements:

The Mayor has ordered an immediate mandatory evacuation of everyone in the following area from the following boundary north and east towards the River:

On Franklin Street from 6th Street to the North; on 6th Street to the East toward Main Street; on Main Street from 9th Street to the North, and all downtown areas from these streets towards the River. Unauthorized vehicles will be removed beginning at 3:00 p.m.

People who are evacuating are urged to turn off their power, utilities, water and gas. Security will be provided for the area to safeguard property by the Cedar Falls Police Department and the National Guard.

Volunteers may remain in this area if they are assisting with the sandbagging efforts. Volunteers will be needed throughout the night. It cannot be emphasized enough that volunteers are needed and must report to the North Parking lot of the UNI Dome to assist with sandbags. Volunteers must not travel downtown or go near the levy. Transportation will be provided to volunteers where help is needed.

6/10/08 2:50 p.m.

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