Flooding Predicted for Southeast Waverly and other low lying locations near the Cedar River Update #5

posted in City of Waverly on September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.

For Immediate Release:

Contact City of Waverly:  (319)352-9211  or  (319)352-9065

MEDIA RELEASE #5:   Flooding Predicted for Southeast Waverly and other low lying locations near the Cedar River.

Based on the National Weather Service’s river level predictions for Charles City and Janesville, city officials for Waverly are predicting that the Cedar River in Waverly will crest at 14.2 feet Saturday noon, September 24.  This is down 1.8 feet from Thursday’s forecast.  Additionally, this river level is about 1.1 feet higher than the minor flood event on May 22, 2013.

Waverly’s inflatable dam prevents flooding from occurring in northwest and southwest Waverly.  However, southeast Waverly is currently experiencing moderate flooding and residents have been evacuated. Please contact City Hall at (319)352‑9210 if you need a place to shelter.   

The southeast Waverly neighborhood is expected to be inaccessible until Monday, September 26.

A sandbagging station remains at 412 1st Avenue SE (behind the east Kwik Star).  Removing belongings from harm’s way has proven to be more beneficial.

Residents of Waverly should be flood aware and continue to monitor the news outlets.

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