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Parts of the area still flooded days after storm

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 Tuesday night storms still affecting some parts of the area.

Mercer Park playground in Iowa City has been closed for flooding the past two days.

Now pumps, buckets and hoses surround the playground, trying to get it back up and running.

The city says it's working to make sure it never happens again.

"We're actually pumping some of the extra water out," said Juli Seydell Johnson, Iowa City's director of parks and recreation. "The playground has held the water much longer than we though it would. So they're pumping it out, and then we'll be adding some drain tiles in the next few days to make sure it drains in future rain events."

The drain tiles will absorb water and move it to another draining area in the park.

The city hopes to reopen the park by the end of the day.

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