Cedar Falls Seeking Sandbaggers and Voluteers
Cedar Falls is now seeking sandbaggers and volunteers to help secure the city from the impending flood.
The river level is Cedar Falls is now projected to crest Saturday afternoon at 100.8 ft. As a precautionary measure the city will begin sandbagging efforts at 5 p.m. Volunteers are being requested and can park in the West Dome Lot on the University of Northern Iowa Campus. Busses will run from UNI to the sandbagging location. Volunteers please bring a shovel if you have one.
Additionally, the downtown area will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. This includes the area from 1st to 6th St., and from State to Clay Streets. Citizens wishing to walk to the sandbagging location; can meet at 309 E. 4th Street, at 5 p.m. We ask that volunteers please sign in and out at this location.
Businesses in Downtown Cedar Falls will be closed on Saturday, September 24th.
The Cedar Falls Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday is also cancelled.
The Downtown Show and Shine, car show, scheduled for Sunday, September, 25th is cancelled.
Citizens can go to the West Gym on the UNI Campus, if they need shelter for the night. The shelter will open at 6:00 p.m.
At this time, sand and sand bagging stations for Northern Cedar Falls residents have been located at 2806 Center Street, the corner of Lincoln St. & Leversee Rd, and at the Ice House Museum.
Residents can get bottled water, cleaning supplies and food at the Living Water Church at 1210 Lone Tree Road. They are requesting baby supplies, for those wanting to donate.
The North Cedar Falls Station is open and Public Safety personnel will be assigned to that location through the weekend. Drinking water is available at the North Cedar Falls Fire Station. There is a hose on the outside of the building that can be accessed anytime, but residents will need to bring their own containers. Citizens can also get boxes at the fire station if needed.
The Transfer Station is closed, until further notice.
The North Main Street Yard Waste Facility will be closed until further notice. Yard waste collection will resume every Monday until the facility can be reopened.
Please continue to look for information on the City’s website in regards to flood information. You can follow the link on the webpage to monitor river levels and current projections. You may also click on the inundation mapping tab at the top of the National Weather Service website to view projected effects. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open, please feel free to call (319-243-2700) with any questions you may have.