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right now, live at five, a major symbol of recovery from flood 20- a major symbol of recovery from flood 2016 of the downtown bridges will soon reopen on a restricted basis. >> welcome to conning coverage of flood 2016. more on the bridgings in just a moment. some other new developments this afternoon. the geneva tour will welcome back its 180 residents tomorrow and the lynn county plrgs building with as scheduled. the city's transit system will resume the city's transit will resume normal bus operations on saturday. >> the city now has a plan in first - they are asking you be first, they're asking you to tb b patient. the city is also going to begin clearing all of the
collected in some neighbors. about 3 minutes. the flood and the evacuation has had a major impact on how people get around. >> now the city is getting ready to reopen some bridges. cbs 2 news reporter is live to tell us when drivers can expect relief. joe? >> reporter: yeah, guys. for days interstate 380 has been the only way in town across the cedar river but today crews have been working to get ready for traffic tomorrow. all the downtown bridges except for 16th avenue will reopen tomorrow at noon for residents and businesses to move back in. the edgewood bridge will remain closed because there's still water overt road and that needs to where inspected and likely need minor repairs. they will reopen to everyone saturday at 7 a.m. snr open our roadings.
we kind of do well with urban decay. we always figure out a way to repurpose and are reuse stuff. just leave it in front of the window t. i kind of dig it. >> if volunteers help him out he'll welcome them but if the sandbags have to stay, he can figure something out. he'll find a way to make the best of it. get all of the sandbags off of your prospect tomorrow morning. the satisfy will with opening noll ridge park as sandbag dropoff site. on saturday at ellis park as well. you can drop off any sandbag regardless of whether
monday, october 10th. >> tonight many people living in the evacuation flood zone are returning to their familiar neighborhoods. >> cbs 2 news anchor is live on 8th avenue northwest where emotions are running high for families moving back home. >> yeah. relief is palpable. these sandbags are getting moved from the homes over to the curb to be collected when a week ago they were be moving around the homes to try and prevents losing everything and a a lot of the home owners are extremely happy. of course, they're homes have not been hit by water. but they don't like people saying they dodged a bullet. they were at least grailzed because they did get some. >> the amount of stress that you have, you know,
and, you know, having to get a hotel room and eat out t. costs us all something and, you know, it just -- it was very emotional. >> now there's a whole lot of work left to be done to make home sweet home sweet home again but there all willing to do and would have done it all again if they needed to just to have the peace of mind for their holmes. coming up on cbs 2 news 6:00 aisle talk to a neighborhood also working very hard to get life back to normal and what she has to say about how this city prepared for this flood. that's going to be coming up at cbs 2 news at 6:00. live in cedar rapids. live at 5:00. >> now let's check in with chief meteorologist who has the very latest on the river level tonight. >> well it continues to fall and at a stead di pace.
17.94 feet. well done from the crest that was 22 feet. and now, let's get on to the weather and you'll be able to see we had ourselves a fine day today. 70 nz most locations. and right now the satellite is nice and clear. there are some clouds backing in from illinois and later want to and tomorrow those will become part of our forecast. a stray shower or sprinkle. it would not amount to much t for late tomorrow or sometime tomorrow night. thanks to the additional clouds. we're expecting readings to be in the upper 60s over much of central iowa. >> as recover efforts continue so do strangers helping strangers. >> xavier students from xavier high school in cedar rapids have come on in a big way to help us remove our sandbags. not sure where we would be right now without them
>> volunteers removed more than 15,000 sandbags from st. patrick catholic church. the church was damaged by flood waters. this year, they were spared. they're hoping to have all the sandbags gone by tonight so they can start moving furniture back in and any volunteers are welcome to help. >> as we know, there are many more areas that prepared for flood thation now need to do the same. >> cbs 2 news reporter mel di moore joins us live with some ways you >> reporter: scott, karen we all watched as volunteers filled and placed sandbag like these and now all of these have to go somewhere. community members tell me they are so thankful for volunteer help but they want people to remember some are going to need just as much help now. the sooner they can get utilities back and business opened the better. they're looking to coordinate with the city about what's next. they say it's been hard for many of them to be
some owners are working inside their businesses right now and say they need that work first. that means there may be some opportunities to help later on. >> it would be huge. two, to three or four. i mean, those couple days could mean a lot for us." us."the united way is coordinating volunteer efforts. we have a link to their website so you can see how you can help on cbs 2 iowa dot com. covering the corridor in cedar rapids, mellaney moore, cbs 2 news. thousands of cedar rapidians are now looking for new ways to help, but there are things to keep in mind before you head into the flood zone this weekend. cbs 2 news reporter dora miller joins us now with what you need to know. scott, karen - doctors at saint luke's hospital put out a warning today: if you are exposed to any water at all - do a self check. any flood water you should do a self check. now bacteria and fungus exist
in our homes and businesses and they can get into your body through open cuts and wounds. sometimes you won't even realize that you got cut while you're working. they say make sure you wash those cuts while you're working and if you get a deep wound head to a doctor to make sure you get that checked out immediately. >> if you're compromised in anyway avoid -- it's probably not the best place for you to be working. find other ways to help. you want to look to maybe with food preparation or, you know, financially. >> they're saying also be aware of mold. mold exists in damp areas and we don't know how we respond until you come in contact with it. be aware that. covering the corridor in cedar rapids. dora miller. cbs 2 news. have the power turned off in case there is
contractor will need to come in and repair any damage. you also want to be sure their licensed. call the number on your screen. and finally before you turn the lights back on, have the city inspect the area to make sure it's safe. >> cedar rapids mayor ron corbit highlighted the public works director during his remarks today. >> never cracked pressure of the last several days. i just want to publicly thank her, jenn, you are are a rock star. ever lead the department and the mayor said she was a remarkable leader through the crisis. the relatively new director was able to keep everyone in the loop on the latest closures and openings and mitigation projects. whether you're helping to clean up cedar rapids or heading to hancher to take in
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temperature. and we do have sun sunshine in our skies. there's the humidity at 42%. but the wind out the north at about 15 miles an hour. so overall some really nice conditions around eastern iowa this afternoon. and now a look at some of the highs. and not a lot of rain around the state. a lot of places in the range to 72 or 76 degrees. a little bit cooler up here in the northwest and north central parts where it was 689 in 68 in fort dodge. here in cedar rapids up to 74. and as we take a look then at our satellite it's nice and sunny now you can see some clouds in illinois starting to back up every so slowly to eastern iowa. so those will eventually start moving into our eastern counties this evening and by tomorrow morning, they should overspread the rest of the region. as far as the rain goes just a few spits of rain in northeastern illinois. no sign of precipitation in
tomorrow night and saturday. a few light showers developing in eastern iowa. for friday night football there's a chance of a be brief sprinkle or very light shower around. other just cloudy skies expected. and temperatures tomorrow evening about 64 degrees. northeast winds add 5 to 15 miles an hour. as far as those current temperatures go, got a few spots up in the north and upper 60s but everybody else sandwiched in. 70 72 in waterloo and 73 here in cedar rapids. and going to the satellite one more time. here's the upper air low that will impact the first half. it's just kind of sitting here and spinning. it is cut off from the main jetstream flow. until we get a kicker it's going to sit there and stay in the same general location. here's what we think is going to happen. watch the upper air low as we go through now and monday and just kind of drops a little south and
northwest. it gets into illinois and chicago and into michigan and then as we get to monday that kick and finally moves up into southeastern canada. but because this is going to spin around over the same general area and send some energy back into eastern iowa, there is that chance that friday night and saturday we could see a few light showers. or model does indicate .08 of an inch. that's probably a little bit high but any rain that falls friday night and early sa light and widely scattered and by sunday it's moved out of the weather picture. the clouds start to come in and at 6 a.m. they're still out there and advancing to the west. at noontime everybody in the clouds and here comes a couple of showers. you can see those in eastern iowa around 6:00. just mostly clouds around but here and there could be a brief shower or sprinkle but nothing to be too concerned about. the forecast tonight has low
in the upper 400 lower 50s in our northern and central counties. 54 in washington and skies will become cloudy from east to west. then for tomorrow, look for a lot of clouds around. especially in the northeast. temperatures in the 60s and win tomorrow out of the northeast at 10 to 15 and the extended outlook here as that light chance for showers. sunday looks to be a fine day. about 70. trend. highs in the 70s for tuesday and wednesday. some more rain about wednesday and thursday. >> more clouds than rain. that's for sure, scott and definitely cool temperatures. thank you, terry. this just in to the cbs 2 newsroom. more positive news. the city just announced edgewood road is now open for traffic. that will alleviate pressure. this is edgewood and highway 100. edgewood road between ellis and
the river. now open for traffic. >> we've been hearing a lot about water conservation but we're all being reminded about conserving our food. millions of pounds of food is thrown in the trash. a new app is offering a possible solution. in some countries restaurants are now using an app called too good to go. at the end of the night what's not within eaten gets posted on the app at a discount. >> really placing the value back on to food is something that should be eaten and not thrown away. >> customers can also donate money on the app which is then spent on other food to give to the hungry. developers say it's all about being a good global citizen. too good to go founders are hoping to launch in the u.s. in the next few months. still ahead the cedar rapids woman who led flood 2016 efforts is getting some
in case you forgot--early voting began today. but because early voting began today but because of the flooding situation, the voting location in lynn county has changed. the odd force office has been moved to the lynn county community services building. you can vote early, get registered vote or request an an sen teen ballot. while the office is different the hours are sat immo democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton stopped in des moines today as early voting got underway. the next 40 days understand the election will impact the next 40 years for the country. nation follow the state's footsteps.clinton also says after talking with cedar rapids lawmakers about the flood - she's motivated to provide better protection in the future.clinton also told iowans she wants to help small businesses - since she knows they drive the state's economy.
to iowa won't win over iowans as early voting begins. clinton's challenger - republican presidential nominee donald trump - was here on the eve of early voting before heading to the battleground state of new hampshire. trump continues to states of new hampshire. he continues to defend his comments criticizing a forformer miss yeurchls who was gaining weight. trump says his controversial -- allow people to keep their jobs. our mission at cbs 2 news is to connect the presidential candidates to our video viewer to better inform and empower you. to participate in extended improves not only with our station and our sister stations across the country. we want to hear from you. tell us what you want to know from the candidates. you can share your thoughts with us by e-mail or facebook. >> here's a live look now over i-308 -- i 380. southbound traffic still a
corridor residents have been pulling long hours, helping corridor reds have been pulling long hours making sure our families are safe and getting the latest information out. and for a lot of us that work requires coffee. so grab an extra cup. today is national coffee day. i know our newsroom was alert to the holiday early this morning by cbs 2 news reporter melonie moore who serges out any coffee. >> an iv drip. >> yeah. >> all right. pretty good day tomorrow. a little cloudy i must say but overall the temperatures won't be bad. about where they should be in
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