Evacuations in Waverly and Clarksville from Rising Rivers
Flooding rivers and streams continue to force evacuations in some Northeast Iowa cities.
According to the Bremer County Emergency Management, river levels in Waverly are rising faster than forecasted.
Southeast Waverly will experience major flooding and residents need to evacuate IMMEDIATELY because the flood water is beginning to overtop 7th Avenue SW and 4th Street SE.
They will be impacted very soon, effectively isolating this neighborhood.
A shelter will be opening at Grace Baptist Church.
Also, as of approximately 2am today (Friday, Sept. 23) the southbound lanes on Hwy. 63 south of 150th St. are currently closed due to water over the roadway. Northbound lanes are still open.
In Clarksville, several families have evacuated their Clarksville homes by floodwater from the swollen Shell Rock River.
Chief Barry Mackey announced that water overtopped the levee that runs down the east side of the river west of the Butler County community.
Several homes are surrounded by water, including his.
Mackey says Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Westside Assisted Living Suites has been evacuated as a precaution.