Update on Cedar River Flooding in Waverly Media Release #6

posted in City of Waverly on September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release:

Contact City of Waverly:  319-352-4252

MEDIA RELEASE #6:   Update on Cedar River Flooding in Waverly

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 or below 14.2 feet Saturday afternoon. 

The Cedar River water level is showing signs of stabilizing and City officials are continuing to monitor the flood risk.  Only minor changes in the river level are expected and no additional flood protection measures are deemed necessary over the next 24 hours.

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.

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

Anyone who needs a place to shelter can go directly to Grace Baptist Church (across from McDonalds) or they can call Red Cross at 319-464-5740.  Shelter in Waverly is available to Waverly and surrounding communities.

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

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