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Red Cross resource centers for flood victims

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The Red Cross is opening Community Resource Centers to help those dealing with flooding.

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Linn County Courthouse reopens today

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Today, the Linn County Courthouse is set to re-open to the public.

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Updated Linn County secondary road closures

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A full list of Linn County secondary road closures due to flooding as of Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m. 

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Cedar Rapids to remove flood evacuation zone restrictions

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Authorities say they will remove restrictions Friday on access to a precautionary flood evacuation zone that was set up in Cedar Rapids.

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Crests and River Forecast Update (Friday Morning)

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Stay updated on weather with our StormTrack 7 weather app. We've got you covered. 

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Re-entry of flood evacuation area

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The Cedar River level has dropped to under 19 feet. The safety of residents and property owners has remained the number one priority for the City throughout the duration of this flood event.

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Copy-Emergency shelters remain open in Ceder Rapids

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American Red Cross emergency shelters remain open in Cedar Rapids. 

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Cedar Rapids evacuation zone shrinks, people moving back in

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 Authorities are allowing some residents to return to their homes and other properties in Cedar Rapids' flood evacuation zone.

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Flooding Update and Revised Evacuation Area

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People in Linn County are still urged to stay out of the revised evacuation area and to abide by curfew times until the flood risk has passed. 

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Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

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Iowa's second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldiers in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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KWWL partners with American Red Cross to help flood victims

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Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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Road closures as of September 26 for flood preparations

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New road closures as of September 26.

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Volunteers needed to fill sandbags in Cedar Rapids

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Starting at 7 a.m., the City of Cedar Rapids is requesting volunteers to help fill sandbags at the former K-Mart location.

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Iowa animal shelter offers safe haven as flooding looms

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The Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control shelter is providing a safe haven for pets as flooding looms.

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Palo evacuating and preparing for flooding

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The impending flooding has caused city officials to put in place a mandatory evacuation for areas closest to the river.

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Mount Mercy cancels classes Monday and Tuesday

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Mount Mercy University has canceled all classes for Monday, Sep. 26 and Tuesday the 27th.  

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Waterloo and Cedar Falls donating sandbags to Cedar Rapids

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Waterloo and Cedar Falls are donating thousands of new and full sandbags to Cedar Rapids as they prepare for flooding.  

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Flood preps and evacuations plans for Cedar Rapids

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The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids is expected to crest at 23 feet Tuesday morning around 7 a.m. 

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Cedar Rapids Community School District Closed Monday - Wednesday

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Due to flood emergency, classes will be cancelled and all District schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - September 26 - 28.

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Korn and Breaking Benjamin concert cancelled

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The Korn and Breaking Benjamin concert at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids has been canceled. 

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Current Cedar Rapids road closures for flood preparations

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Here is a list of current road closures as of today, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. 

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Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids looking for donations

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The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is asking for donations as people in Linn County recover from the flood.

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