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Floyd County declares a state of emergency

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FLOYD COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Floyd County Emergency Management is monitoring the rising flood waters around the county.

Early morning on Friday, September 23rd, the Cedar River in Charles City reached 18'53", which has pushed certain areas in the county to a "Major Flooding Situation." The river is expected to crest at 22'4".

The Floyd County Emergency Management will continue operations and will remain open until the immediate response period is over. 

Sandbags will be available at no charge at the Hy-Vee parking lot in Charles City. 

The Hwy 18/Brantingham Bridge in Charles City is expected to close within the next few hrs. The Main Street Bridge in Charles City is anticipated to remain open.

The Salvation Army has set up a temporary shelter at the old Middle School on 500 N. Grand (enter on east side of the building) for anyone who needs lodging or showers. You will need to provide your own bath towels.

Many roads have been closed throughout Floyd County due to washed out gravel roads, culverts and bridges. Travel on ALL County Secondary roads is not recommended.

There will be a press conference in the Assembly Room of the Floyd County Court House at 9:00 p.m. this morning where additional updates will be issued.

For more information contact the Floyd County Emergency Operations Center a (641) 257-6144.

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