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Flooding concerns continue after Saturday's rainfall

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -

Saturday's rainfall and an active weather pattern forecasted over the next several days mean flooding concerns are still on the rise.

For Dennis Yordi, the rain and rising waters are no concern.

He says he gets to have a lake almost to himself. He's hoping to catch some catfish in Coralville Lake's high waters.

"No problems for me, more water to boat on," said Yordi.

However for others, more water means more problems.

"Typically we use virtually the whole parking lot, we do three services on Sunday mornings," said Jim Douglass, Parkview Church administrator.

Half the church's parking lot is covered by floodwaters and church leaders say it will impact the flow of services.

"So with about half of it underwater, not usable means we're asking people to come to the early service as well as if they can carpool and do some other things like that and try to minimize that," said Douglass. "Parking is the inconvenience, but everything else is well protected."

Flooding concerns are pretty much scattered all throughout Johnson County.

In residential areas, people are forced to park on the roads, because their driveways are covered.

"Right now we're watching that weather forecast a whole lot," said Terrence Neuzil, lead public information officer with Johnson County Emergency Management. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say that we can handle a half an inch, an inch, maybe even two inches at the Coralville Lake without having significant impacts up there."

However Neuzil says the Iowa City and Coralville areas could see internal flooding in creeks if we get a lot of rain over the next 3-5 days.

The mandatory evacuations put in place Wednesday by county leaders are still in place.

Currently Johnson County emergency managers say there are no new evacuations, but that could possibly change depending on Mother Nature's plans.

They've been getting reports of people climbing Hesco barriers that keep out floodwaters.

They say tampering with those are prohibited and considered trespassing.

They also say it compromises their effectiveness.

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