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in the forecast. so we're beginning with meteorologist justin gehrts. justin, please walk us through what these projections mean? at about 24 feet, numerous areas of includes the newbo neighborhood as well as the time check area. portions of downtown near the river would also take on water. water would reach the bottoms of
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downtown. at the edges of town... ushers ferry and the tait cummins park would also become flooded. farther upstream, the subdivision on the southeast side of palo would become flooded. even if the river
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areas would still experience some flooding. one other note... a one-in-100-year flood event only once every hundred years. it means there is
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given year. let's bring in meteorologis t joe winters for a broader look at the area and expected rainfalls. more showers and storms are expected tonight with northern iowa again being the target. locally heavy rain is once again possible which could add to ongoing flooding issues. watch the river flood forecasts very carefully over the coming days
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on additional data and rainfall. drier weather moves in for friday and saturday, but storms returns again sunday with cooler fall air upon us. have a good night! tonight: chance of storms. heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. low: 66 tomorrow: turning partly sunny. wind: s 5-10. high: 83
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days as the water keeps rising. you can download our weather app on the apple app store and google play. we'll check back in with our weather team, still ahead. this afternoon, cedar rapids city leaders held a news conference on the flood projections. t-v nine's dave franzman was there and joins us live from the newbo district that flooded badly eight years ago, and has since been rebuilt. dave, how's the city preparing? bruce, the city of cedar rapids has a complete playbook listing how to respond to different flood events on the cedar river. it was adopted and refined after
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sandbagging will eventually be part of the response everywhere but newbo market operators wanted to start early and put out a call for any volunteers to join the effort. one of the first steps in the plan is to get equipment into place ahead of time if possible. in low-lying areas, crews have put pumps in place and also forms that keep storm water in the streets from overfilling the sanitary sewer system. as the river rises, barricades on streets likely to flood will begin going up. at the first of what will be a daily news briefing during the flood danger, city leaders urged caution. "safety is our number one priority we want to continue what we did in the flood of 08. if you remember the city had no fatalities so whatever advice needs to be taken, please do so... " chief english pleaded with
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attention to any evacuation orders. the mayor also urged those homes and businesses that might get water to start preparations now. voluntary sandbagging efforts got started here in the newbo area this hour but the city won't begin putting out the larger temporary dams and hesco barriers until tomorrow. and until the flood danger passes, the city will conduct a briefing on conditions every morning at 10 o'clock. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. vinton is also preparing for what could be second highest flood level in that city's history. the cedar river is expected to crest at 22
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the 2008 flood. today, volunteers built a wall of sand around the city's fire department. a high school in butler county canceled classes today so kids could help sandbag to protect their town. that's as the fire department spent the day helping people evacuate their homes and businesses.
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expected tonight with northern iowa again being the target. locally heavy rain is once again possible which could add to ongoing
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issues. watch the river flood forecasts very carefully over the coming days as adjustments will be made based on additional data and rainfall. drier weather moves in for friday and saturday, but storms returns again sunday with cooler have a good night! tonight: chance of storms. heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. low: 66 tomorrow: turning partly sunny. wind: s 5-10. high: 83 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: se 5-10. low: 64 saturday:
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high: 85 sunday: storms likely. heavy rain possible. high: 73 low: 65 monday: mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. high: 67 low: 57 tuesday: mostly cloudy and cooler. high: 67 low: 51 wednesday: mostly cloudy. high: 68 low: 50 thursday: mostly partly cloudy. high:
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who suck their thumbs or fingers come off as simply adorable. but at some point, like when that child reaches 4 or 5... this habit can become a problem.... leading to overbites and dental issues. if you'd like to help your child break their thumb sucking habit... here are some tips from the american academy of pediatrics.vo: -praise and reward your child when she does not suck her thumb. sticker charts and reminders are helpful. -find ways to keep his or her hands busy, as many children tend to suck their thumb when they're bored. -if you
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their teeth are lining up, talk with your pediatrician or see a pediatric dentist for interventions. -finally, explain to your child that you're trying to help them stop the habit if any of the methods make him afraid or tense - don't do them. most kids stop sucking their fingers on their own before it becomes a problem. be careful not to put too much pressure on them, which could do more harmthan good. and there is some benefit to finger sucking... new evidence suggests kids who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to have allergies. on make mom's life easier, visit momseveryday .com. for momseveryday , i'm lauren treme we're continuing to follow flooding across eastern iowa. in some parts of the state, farm fields have turned into rushing rivers. let's go back to butler county now. t-v nine's mark carlson is live in the town of clarksville with an update on flooding there. mark, what are you
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here in clarksville the fire department spent the day helping people evacuate, as the shell rock river continues to rise.. this is a look at the river around 2 o'clock this afternoon. the water took over a nearby cemetery, and forced some road closures right away. the big effort continues to be to try and keep as much water out of town as possible. a big sandbagging effort got underway right away this morning. the local high school actually cancelled classes today so kids could come out and sandbag. clarksville head football coach says he's proud of how his team responded to the call. "i think they're starting to get a little bit tired, but they have a really good attitude, it's asking a lot of them to haul around 60 pound bags, and helping people and driving their own trucks, so i'm proud of
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the emergency management office says right now the hardest hit area in butler county is just north of here in greene. there was a rumor that a dam burst up there, and that was sending even more water down this way. but officials say that is false, and at this hour the dam remains in tact. in clarksville, mark carlson, people in part of waverly are moving first-floor furniture and appliances to higher ground. they're trying to beat the rising cedar river. we speak with one man who's lived along the river for more than 50 years. that's still ahead on your 24-hour news source, kcrg-tv nine.
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pushing flooding preparations. waverly is expecting the cedar river to crest at 16 feet on saturday. that would cause major flooding on the southeast side of the city. kcrg t-v nine's katie wiedemann is live in waverly to give us an update on the situation. katie, what's going on? there's a slight sense of panic here in waverly, especially along the cedar river. right here, the city's i as water rushes through town. homeowners on the southeast side are moving basement and first floor furniture to higher ground. we found davey smith and his friends trying to beat the rising river. smith has lived here for more than 50 years. he says he's keeping everything in perspective. ""and the main thing is we got our life and our health now. and the rest of things we can
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there's a lot of debris floating down river. every so often see huge hay bales float past the dam. a sure sign that what's happening up river, is headed this way. at six we'll show you how wartburg college students reacted when the city asked for help sandbagging. live in waverly katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 we'll be right back. stay with
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cedar rapids is preparing for possible major flooding by installing flood barriers and sandbags starting tomorrow. and waverly is telling people living in low-lying areas of the town to prepare to evacuate by tomorrow afternoon.
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expected tonight with northern iowa again being the target. locally heavy rain is once again possible which could add to ongoing flooding issues. watch the river flood forecasts very carefully over the coming days as adjustments will be made based on additional data and rainfall. drier weather moves in for
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thank you for joining us for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. tonight, breaking news. the female officer just charged with first degree manslaughter, after a father walking toward his suv, his hands up, is later shot and killed by police. the state of emergency at this hour in charlotte. >> shots fired. shots fired. >> after protests turn violent. the national guard just arriving, and word one protester has now died. also breaking tonight, the shooting, as we come on the air. authorities on the scene right now. a workplace in tennessee, the images coming in. donald trump's outreach to black voters, and his controversial words about stop and frisk. and tonight, robin roberts with president obama. the exclusive right here, on policing. and what he would tell hillary clinton as she walks on that debate stage monday night. and new video just in after

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