Flooding Updates for 6/10

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  1. cycloneworld

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    The DM Register has blog they are updating with recent flooding announcements.
    DesMoinesRegister.com | Des Moines PluckPersona | The Des Moines Register

    A couple of new pieces of info:

    -Des Moines Public Schools cancelled for tomorrow
    -Some downtown employers are cancelling work tomorrow
    -Evacuations are ongoing in Cedar Falls and Waterloo
    -Des Moines Water Works (which supplies most of the metro) continues to operate as normal.

    Add any new information if you know of any.
     
  2. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    What's supposed to happen in Ames, does anybody know?
     
  3. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a canoe and putting water wings on all of my stuff.
     
  4. brianhos

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    Canceling school???? Last time I looked at the calendar it was June.
     
  5. AirWalke

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    No more public school? Shouldn't they be out now? Or is that mainly for the summer school students.
     
  6. clone2011

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    I was wondering the same thing brianhos. Do they normally go late? I know it was a rough winter but DSM didn't seem to have that many cancellations.
     
  7. ISUFan22

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    I assume that is for summer school.

    My wife's company, well the downtown location, has done everything to prep for evacuation. They may or may not be working downtown tomorrow. Sounds like it's likely they won't be.
     
  8. DJK15

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    Water is supposed to go over the levee here in Cedar Falls. There's rumors that the levee is going to break. Downtown is already closed... this could get ugly.
     
  9. cycloneworld

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    I'm guessing its summer school stuff. The press release didn't say.
     
  10. ISUFan22

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    Evacuation of downtown Waterloo? Man this is crazy.
     
  11. Cyclone62

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    I think summer school started this week. However, administration and the clerical workers are in the buildings all summer as well.
     
  12. bleedcardinalandgold

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    I am supposed to close on my house in Waterloo on Thursday. They had to move the closing to a different location because the offices are flooded.
     
  13. Cydkar

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    Palo, near Cedar Rapids, being evacuated as of 4:00.
     
  14. garn91

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    :fingers crossed: that it won't be as bad as what they are talking about. I work just south of downtown and it could be real interesting getting to work tomorrow.
     
  15. coachdags

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    Cedar Falls , I'm told is evacuating Downtown as we speak....

    UNI has cxl Basketball Camps and Players are going to help Sandbag and Help with Evacuation
     
  16. Covenant Clone

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    I can confirm that they are evacuating downtown Waterloo. I just spoke with my mom who works downtown and she said they told all of the to leave and it took her forever to get out of the traffic.
     
  17. bleedcardinalandgold

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    Who is saying it is going to bad in des moines?
     
  18. Covenant Clone

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    Are you being serious? Everyone is saying that it is going to be bad.
     
  19. AirWalke

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    Right now, the flood waters are mere feet from pouring over the edge of the river and into the streets. It probably won't get that way without any rain, and in the likely event that it does rain before the week is out, it could get ugly.
     
  20. theshadow

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    Tons of different sites for updated info...

    desmoinesregister.com
    press-citizen.com
    wcfcourier.com
    gazetteonline.com
    qctimes.com
    thonline.com (Dubuque Telegraph-Herald)

    kcrg.com
    kwwl.com
    kgan.com

    Iowa DOT (road closings)
     

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