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Waterloo helps Cedar Rapids

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

As floodwater start to recede around the Cedar Valley, the people of Waterloo are now focusing their efforts downstream in towns like Cedar Rapids.

The overall theme of this flood has persisted throughout the week, and that is 'Iowans helping Iowans.'

From Charles City to Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, volunteers and Mayor Hart packed up sandbags and headed for Cedar Rapids.

The overall feeling is camaraderie.

Around 2:30 Sunday, Mayor Hart and a group of volunteers loaded up four trucks with sandbags and took them to Cedar Rapids.

As the Cedar River pushes downstream from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids, there's a concern for more flooding in Linn County.

Mayor Hart says it's time to help everyone affected.

"The amazing thing is, the drivers who are here volunteered to be here today. It is something good. It just shows how we are as Iowans, we support one another when we need to. So, we're going to go down and support Cedar Rapids as they're going through some troubles themselves right now," Mayor Hart said.

A few bridges were reopened in town, but the 11th Street Bridge remains barricaded to keep the lower half of town dry.

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