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Cedar Falls flood projections lowered

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) – Flood projections have fallen and the City of Cedar Falls is not expected to experience the level of flooding predicted earlier this week. At this time, the National Weather Service from Des Moines, Iowa, is predicting that the Cedar River will crest at 93.69 feet by Monday, March 15th. Flood stage is 88 feet.

Cedar Falls Fire Personnel and citizen volunteers notified nearly 160 residents on March 11th that flooding is a possibility. Notification will not be repeated for this event, but there may be a CodeRED notification to select areas if flooding becomes eminent or there is an unexpected rapid rise in water levels.

Citizens are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED, which is a system that allows the City to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers a specific recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

Citizens may sign up for CodeRED by CLICKING HERE

A brochure that provides guidance on flood levels and evacuation notices is available by CLICKING HERE.  In addition, there is a link to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at this Cedar Falls web site.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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