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Volunteers help empty sandbags in Iowa City

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Clean-up continues in Johnson County after June's flooding.

More than 20 volunteers with Habitat for Humanity from Glenbrook, Illinois were in Iowa City Thursday to help empty sandbags.

The city needs help emptying the bags because many are biodegradable and are starting to break down.

The sand will be used by the city to help with icy roads in the winter.

Volunteers say they are happy to help.

"It's pretty hard.  The sand's heavy," said volunteer Lily Jaeger.  "I'm not really the strongest person, but it feels good afterwards knowing that you did something to help out.'

The city is looking for help to finish emptying some 50 thousand bags Friday and Saturday.

Volunteers interested should report to 3800 Napoleon Lane at 9:30 Friday morning.

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