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that better tell the story than this.you are looking at aerial footage from greene in butler fox 28 news at 9 starts now with the severe weather alert. >> there are a few images that better tell the story than this. you are looking at aerial footage for greene in butler county. their volunteers are parts of waterloo, vinton, palo and cedar rapids.we have complete team coverage for you tonight -- right now on a special edition of the fox 28 news at nine. developing right now in northeast iowa -- bremer county have ordered evacuations in waverly.they tell fox 28 news that people living in the southeast quadrant of waverly need to get out before rising flood waters cut them off.a shelter has been set up for affected residents at the grace baptist church across from mcdonalds. again, people living on the southeast side of waverly are being told to evacuate immediately. in more than 160 years, the cedar river in cedar rapids
2008.now, it's expected to happen again, just eight years after the catastrophic flood. flood.there is a lot of information to get to but we want to start with these very important points.major flooding is now forecast along the cedar from waterloo, to vinton, palo and cedar rapids. rapids.right now, the river is ?not? expected to reach levels seen in 2008. 2008.but, there could still be in 2008 by there could be major homes and businesses. we will have more on the preparations in the corridor and the flooding happening up stream. >> we begin with meteorologist terry swails and he has the latest river information. >> this situation has been brewing for several weeks. we have seen round after round of heavy rain uppercrust northern iowa. last night with rains up to 10
and floyd county this has gotten out of hand. the cedar river will be a big issue starting its way north and going south. here in cedar rapids we are expecting the crest at 24.1 feet and i would come sometime late monday night. again we want to stress that models are involved in the forecast. they are based on great thought and if that rainfall goes up or down the crest could be altered. that is something we need to watch for the next few days. it will be dependent o tonight and on sunday. when the river reaches 24 feet here in cedar rapids, you can see what happens. this is the main channel of the river. the darker blue at 24 feet and extends into much of downtown cedar rapids and the surrounding area and the residential areas that went underwater in 2008 may once again have some these issues
hoping the reins state light up to our northwest. here are some of the river levels expecting around cedar falls and waterloo. major crest in both of these areas. they have gone down in cedar falls and waterloo. they're still major flooding anticipated. as you get towards preventing you will see a crest at 22.1 feet and that would be on sunday afternoon or evening. finally when we get to cedar rapids we are anticipating a crest of 24 feet and flood stages 12 foot. it's two time would be the second-largest crest ever recorded in cedar rapids. we still have flash flood watches out across art northern tier counties. these have been extended. now with the additional rain they will be out until 1:00 friday afternoon and our radars are starting to show more thunderstorms starting to develop and these will be tracking across our northern counties. that means more heavy rain and flash flooding and river flooding from the water
river basins. we will be back to track those storms and let you know what you can expect for the next several days in your weather first forecast. >> for the latest alerts and updates we encourage you to check out the cbs 2 weather app. you can download it to the iphone and android stores. also head over to fox28iowa.com for up-to-date information about whether around-the-clock. tamara linn county leaders will hold a meeting to act emergency managers before rice. >> today leaders laid out their plans to protect the community. fox28 news reporter joe husinga is telling him how to do that. >> preparation is moving full speed ahead. it started early this morning with the city's utilities. >> our water distribution system, sanatorium sewer system will be under some stress
top of it. >> homeowners in potential flood areas should cover any basement drains to prevent water backups. >> the water can have force or pressure with it. we encourage use of weight hot bricks or other heavy objects on top of that. >> city workers are sandbagging city infrastructure. those efforts will be stepped up. >> we are looking at getting materials and equipment staged we are hoping we can start sandbagging efforts with the public tamara. >> public safety officials urge everyone to listen to evacuation warnings and avoid floodwaters.>> you don't know what's happened to the ground or infrastructure. if you get water in your basement do not go into the preparing now.04;35;29;16 move your things to a safe place move it out of there, take every time as much time as you can ahead of time to get out of there and stay out of harms way. 9covering the corridor in cedar rapids, joe huisinga,
because of the flooding threat, newbo city market in cedar rapids will be closed tomorrow, saturday and sunday. bohemia city market will be closed tomorrow saturday and sunday. just like two years ago the market will host sandbagging efforts in that new bohemian district. volunteers began that effort tonight and they will resume that work tomorrow at 9 am. if you would like to help you can go to new beau -- newbo city market on the side of you are asked to bring your own shovels. one of the oldest neighborhoods in cedar rapids is no stranger to flooding. >> melanie moore spent the day in czech village and continues flood 2016 team coverage. >> cedar rapids official share projections and preparations for possible flooding. the czech village is trying to figure out how they will respond. >> for us we are going to prioritize what equipment and
crucial for our business to reopen. >> her business went 9 feet underwater in 2008. >> that pretty much is above the barrel. we will plan for that it's going to be 24 foot plus that that will put us 3 to 4 feet into the borough. >> others have not been through this before. >> i panicked. i thought we just got the store set up and starting to ke we have to pack it backup. >> the hope is that all this preparation will not be needed after all. >> that would be the best case scenario. i would like to see none of the business is disrupted. >> stewart says flooding could be devastating to the area and no needs to go through what happened in 2008 again. were those who have been through this they say at least it has left them better
>> covering the corridor in cedar rapids melanie moore, fox28 news. >> coming up cedar rapids mayor ron colbert will join us live to talk about the city's operation. here what he has to say about the city faces again coming up in a few minutes here on fox 28 news at 9. >> city officials say has of what happened in 2008 they are better prepare to handle what may come up. >> kevin barry is live along the rive how high the water could get. >> right now we're looking at 8 to 10 feet. this is where we checked the gauge over by the first avenue bridge. if you add 14 to that to 24 the projected crest in the next few days you would have to climb all the way up the hill and the city tells me you would reach this bipap or go over. it's all relative to how high it would get in different places. the problem is on this side of
is not complete. some of it is here but the plans call for more to protect downtown. the city says there is a good side to this. on the other side of the river where the amphitheater is properties like that that they have purchased and invested in, will help at least eased some of the suffering much more so that it did back in 2008. >> those acquisitions allow many of the areas the river to breathe measures that we have taken and we talked about a number of those will put us in a much better position to face this kind of event. >> because of the role the amphitheater will play over the next few days potentially bringing in some water and keeping it from getting into downtown on the eastern side of the -- western side of the river all the events have been canceled at the amphitheater for now. events at the u.s. cellular
on at this hour. you should check in with each specific venue to see if those will remain scheduled throughout the rest of the weekend. covering the corridor cedar rapids i'm kevin barry. >> you may ask why the city does not have new flood defenses. it took several years for city leaders to finalize a plan with federal and state agencies pay for defenses. initial work is underway on the project to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. the completion is several years away. joni ernst urge the army corps of engineers speeding up that work. area ?again facing flood waters, dora? businesses like need pizza weren't around to feel the devastation of the 2008 flood...but they know all about it. co owner bob wagner says they
he says they've even heard the stories of what was left behind 8 years ago..and they're still hoping for the best. but realistically, they've already begun moving inventory out to prepare for what could come. he says at this time, they're doing what they can to make sure it's business as usual. "water is finicky, it can do tons of damage it can get in anywhere so we just try to proactive and safeguard as much we can. everything else is up in the air. don't worry too much because whatever will happen will happe" happen."some businesses like reds are deciding to discount inventory to sell in preparation for what could happen. need pizza says they will continue moving things out, but they're just going to wait it out and see what happens. dora miller, fox 28 news. further upstream in vinton right now -- --crews are installing hesco
rising cedar river. river.vinton's mayor tells fox barriers to hold back the theater river. this is the fourth time that had to deploy the barriers. they want to have not been used much to hold back this much water. he's confident the community will come together when they need each other the most. >> it's always great to see but it is something we expect in each other. we do the best that we can. in small-town iowa if the normal thing. >> they will continue stopping sand for the barricades. >> earlier tonight governor. branstad issued new disaster declarations because of the flooding. the order will help flood victims in bremer, chickasaw and four counties. a spokesman for the governor tells fox28 news that additional declarations are likely in the days ahead. next on the fox 28 news at 9 we will take you back to northeast iowa where the flood wires
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in the town of greene a massive undertaking to hold back the shell rock river. as fox28 stephanie johnson reports volunteers did all they could to try to hold the water >>. >> reporter: heavy rains caused flooding throughout the town of greene. putting the shell rock river 10:34;32 'yeah i'm a little nervous about whether we'll have enough gas to get through this but we got gas yesterday and hopefully it will hold owner -cindy jenson- has been through this before. 10;34;59 my store was the only store that didn't get flooded. i'm lucky that i say up high enough but the whole town was under water.10;35;11 sigh i'm hoping that it's not going to get as bad as 2008 gas station cashier rachel green watched as flood waters rose 10:36:18 around the pool area there's two shrub trees and it has come up from their to up around the apple tree since
county emergency management have asked people to stay out management had asked people to stay out of town and advise residents to take precaution. >> a resident wanted to stick it out. >> i have two animals at home that i have to take care of and have to make sure the rest of my belongings don't get ruined. it's terrible. i don't even know 2008. from what i hear they say it might. >> volunteers built a 5 foot wall out of sandbags to block waters on destroying businesses on main street. >> meteorologist terry swails is here. it's the rain amount upstream that we are worried about or more rain? >> depends on where you are. upstream is where the water is
flooding because the rain came down 10 to 12 inches in four hours time. it's a complicated scenario. it all comes together in the outcome of what happens. tonight additional rain is on the radar and this will play a role in what happens in eastern iowa as we go through the older we get, the more we measure quality of life by the numbers. so when washington politicians like rod blum keep voting to raise social security's retirement age to 70, it's time to pay attention. for years, he's pressed to privatize social security, risking seniors' guaranteed benefits on the stock market. and blum even supports cutting social security benefits. that's a plan for our seniors that doesn't add up for iowa.
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building to what's been happening in the next several rains. >> we've seen the scenario and seen the heavy rain. it had a lot of moisture in the atmosphere and now it has built up to an event that could be serious for many areas and has been in the city of greene where we saw a lot of rain.>> we will share people our doppler estimates of how much rain fell in floyd, butler and chickasaw county last night. these our doppler estimates usually this is reliable. we are getting estimates that were greater than 13 inches not too far away from greene. >> in the city of greene we have had a total confirm of 10.4 inches of rain and we had another in southern florida county of 11.25. these are verifying. we had heavy rain that is now going to continue downstream. we had heavy rain in northern parts of iowa.
you could see around decorah there has been over 50 inches of rain this year at this point in the year a typical amount would be about 28.22 inches. and this makes the wettest year on record. >> that's right. in 1993 we had 48.47 inches and that was the previous record. this is a new record for annual rainfall and it is not the end we are just in september. >> we have three more months ago. that gives you an idea how wet and soggy it's been in the northern counties and all that moisture has set the stage for the flooding. we still have additional rain to go to tonight and because of that here are flooding issues. >> we have flood warnings that extend north of highway 20 and that is because of all the saturated ground including where decorah and allamakee
will now be going downstream into the cedar. >> take a look at the river levels that we are expecting on the cedar river. that will have major flooding all up and down its course and you can see cedar falls we are expecting a crest of 97 and have feet. that's down from 2 feet from earlier. that is still major flooding and waterloo the crest is anticipated at 22 feet. that is also down a little bit. invented we are holding to t that would be sometime later on sunday and in cedar rapids we are anticipating 24.1 feet. based on additional rainfall tonight how much falls or does it will make a difference as to where that crest and that. that is in flux. it could go up or go down a little bit. we will know more once we get to tonight. the bottom line is when you get to 24 for crest in cedar rapids
there's where the river typically and this is where it goes when you get to the 24 foot level. you can see that it spreads into downtown and the residential areas. here is our flash flood watch and that extends of southwestern wisconsin and into our viewing area. this has extended another 12 hours for the potential of more rainfall tonight. as we go it's in the developing stages of the low-level jet starts to kick in. we're seeing locally heavy rain and the stunt thunder storms of the west extend along highway 20 back to manchester and what you get to waverly additional thunderstorms are shown there. these will extend into north- central iowa. as a start going into the south east there will be more heavy rain particularly in the northern and central counties
flash flooding but the river flooding that we are expecting in eastern iowa. as we take a look at the predictor this is what our model is expecting. at 11:00 you can see the storms . by 1:00 they are rolling across the northern counties and at 3 am a are up there. at 5 am the rain is still coming down. the threat will be around until tomorrow morning and hopefully a break as we get into the late morning hours and some of the starts to lift the region. as far as rainfall goes, this is our latest model and it is showing around 3.38 inches in the waterloo area. the northern counties could see what to 3 inch totals but some amounts could be higher than that. you can imagine what three or 4 inches into waterloo could mean. tonight we will have scattered showers and some of those will be heavy particularly in the
with lows in the 60s. for tomorrow warm and muggy and scattered storms early in the day and maybe a few in the afternoon. you can see warm front in the central part of our area. on saturday, we are looking for a break around here. on sunday another disturbance rolls through and that has a chance to produce more heavy rain and finally beyond that much cooler air comes into the midwest diminish those showers and we're not expecting and issues to the middle of next week. tonight more heavy storms are forming to the north. that's not something we want to see. >> keep us posted. >> we sure will. >> next i will introduce you to a family construction business that suffer through the last flooding in cedar rapids. they're using the school of hard work to build a bright future. >> and we continue our flood team coverage as cedar rapids mayor joins us live to talk about the city's flood
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-- >> there's not one job that is exactly the same as the last one. >> of seven day weeks -- >> we see the look on people's faces on something you did and created, that's a big reward. >> so silver brothers construction creates anything you can imagine. custom shelving for shoes and clothing. tower stove vent hoods, bars and cabinetry. that started in the mid-90s after mike and alex silver serve their country in the marines. >> we started trimming houses. i was thought it was neat -- you have a big package of lumber and then two weeks later you have a shell of a home. >> carpentry is a craft inspired by their grandfather who took the brothers to jobsite as young children. >> i remember being upset if i did it get to go that they. >> he was somebody i looked up
>> now they are all -- honoring their fathers -- grandfather's legacy. >> he loves getting creative. that's what makes him go doing something that no one else is doing and doing it a different way. >> we have done stuff in missouri, so -- minnesota, wisconsin and illinois. brought work that mattered. the silver brothers rebuilt homes in cedar rapids as part of matthew 25 block by block program. >> this is a cabinetry that they built including the countertop. >> the partnership continues as a ministry builds its new homes. >> it can take work and do amazing things. they have the gifts and skills
it is special. >> mike's son dylan learned the trade the same way his father and uncle did. >> the first time i was out i think i was seven -- >> no colin but a lot of grit and inspiration. >> there were years that all i did was research and learn. even down to basic tool techniques. i'm a tool nerd. >> there are no regrets becaus it's for you, go to work and see how it goes for ya. there's plenty of work out there right now and a shortage of people in this trade." besides, says uncle alex, isn't life a classroom? >> besides says uncle alex isn't life a classroom? >> my grandfather told me even after he was a carpenter to 32 years he learned something new every day. the day that i stopped learning something new every day, i will
>> whether it is carpentry, plumbing, electrical there are several apprenticeship classes. you can find more information at fox28iowa.com about the silver brothers. >> cedar rapids is now preparing for a major flood. we will talk live with mayor ron corbett about the preparations and the lessons special edition of fox28 news
rapids. joining us now to talk about the preparations is cedar rapids mayor ron corbett. thank you for coming in. >> good to see. >> for those who did not see this this afternoon in regards to preparation, where are we now in terms of preparation as to where we were eight years ago. >> we are better prepared. it's been an insane amount of rain that has fallen the las24 hours its 24 feet. the biggest changes our water systems. we were once and back away from our water system being contaminated in 2008. over the last eight years we have raised all of our wells so today our water system is not in jeopardy. also we have moved to some buildings. we moved buildings like the library and animal control and the fire station out of the
treatment facility. i was closed down four months after the flood. that has its own flood protection. those are some big changes that happened over the last eight years. that would minimize some of the damage as related to what happened back in 2008. >> you been doing a lot of reporting today about businesses that are preparing and what they are getting ready for. we know that a lot of homes specifically in the time check neighborhood will hit hard. you have no numbers? >> i do. one of the things we want to make sure is that people are not caught off guard. that's what happened in 2008. people could not believe that the river could get as high as it did and maybe there was a sense of denial. now they know we can get that high. the 24 mark would affect around
of course there are apartment complexes and i'm looking at the numbers somewhere around 40. there's a significant amount of people's dwellings will be affected. that's why if you need help call 211 and if you need people to come out and volunteer to help you with sandbags or need help moving some of your furniture or items of to higher ground call 211. if you want to volunteer and help people out we ask youo >> we know you worked very hard to secure resources for flood protection from the federal government, the state and you were successful in securing this funding promises however, there has been a lot of criticism looking at that and maybe it's out of fear or frustration and facing criticism that the city did not do enough fast enough to put floodwalls in place. how do you respond to the
and the money from the state. it was a 20 year award. it's an annual pay-as-you-go type of reimbursement that the state has. that's about 280 million. we are two years into that. the federal government has appropriated -- not appropriate but approved but they have not appropriated the resources that they promise so we continue to lobby congress particularly senator. ernst to get that money appropriated. in the meantime we have taken some steps as i mentioned earlier with water and water pollution and moving some of the businesses out and homes that. today we want to caution people to take and move all of your stuff so it does not get damaged like before. we have a few days to prepare and we should not waste one hour. >> from this moment what
another press conference tomorrow morning and we will open up another sandbagging operation on the northwest side and make sure people if they need help call 211 on anything. if they need help moving or sandbagging. they have to let the city note. we're putting contingency plans for city hall and moved out of city hall on monday over to the emperor's rec center. we have proper for the transportation center. out of the city facilities my biggest worry is paramount theatre. >> i know you will be talking again with us tomorrow. thank you. this is the mayor of cedar rapids ron corbett. >> let's talk to chief meteorologist terry swails one more time. there is the flooding to worry about but also all that rain on
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towards waterloo. this is the most likely area for flash flooding as we go through the next -- rest of tonight. you can see why. new thunderstorms are developing along our stationary front which is stretched out through eastern iowa. as we go closer you can see over dubuque we have thunder storms entering the western part of the county. they are strong around dyersville. a lot of lightning and local heavy rain. that storm is moving off to the east. cell is showing up not too far away from manchester. that will be tracking east on highway 20. we are looking at places of delhi and worthington and over to dyersville. you can see we are getting multiple rounds of storm to go across the same area. that's what we call training. training is what you look for
that is out there tonight. now further to the west and you can see around waverly. new storms developing here. this was a region that took a good hit last night. the storms are expected to track to the east and eventually oelwein and more importantly more storms are found out to the west so that a area of great concern. those will be moving into the region that got hit hard last night from greene. you can see down to parker's and new storms developing. hopefully they will state farther south but it will be a close call. anyone of the storms could produce an inch of rain in a short period of time so again all that water will go downstream once it gets out of the clouds and it could lead to further flooding on the rivers that is in the south. that's something to watch. in the meantime i want to indicate to you how are model
we are looking at midnight and you can see the storms across the northern counties and we've advanced this to 2:00 in the morning and finally by three or four clock there's a lot of showers scattered over the northern viewing area. at 60 7:00 in the morning somebody start to dive into the southeast and could come to the rest of the area. at least two tomorrow morning there will be the threat of heavy showers and thunderstorms here in eastern iowa. our rainfall shows 3.3 in waterloo. some other areas of the north in that one to 3 inch range seat though that on top of what we have had and that is going to aggravate the flooding situation in some locations. we will have to wait and see but i am concerned there will be more heavy rain an additional flooding problems. scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast. some of those will be heavy and most of them will be in the
tomorrow we get a warm front. that should shut the showers and storms down and you can see the temperatures north of the warm front stay in the low 70s but are back in the mid-80s in the south. in our extended forecast i do see a break on saturday. it only lasts for the day. by saturday night and sunday and other strong system could prod that looks to be the last of it and finally next week will be cooling down and get the showers out of the forecast. it's like temperatures by monday through wednesday should be back in the upper 60s around eastern iowa. so a major cold that anticipated there. once again we're seeing heavy thunderstorms in the north. they are laying out in the same general area. that's the situation that makes me nervous. >> that one day of clearing saturday is not enough. >> that will not help us enough. send it could be a concern because that system has the
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has been issued for dubuque and jackson counties. some of these thunderstorms have produced up to 3 inches of rain between manchester and dubuque. fortunately that will not impact the cedar river. we are seeing more storms develop out there. thunderstorms
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