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Posted on: June 20, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Press Release - 06/20/2008, 11:30 a.m.

Supplies and Food: There are supplies, clothing, non-perishable food, clean up kits and water available at North Cedar Elementary School, 2419 Fern Ave., on Friday, June 20, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, June 21, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The North Cedar Disaster Relief Center is providing supplies and services to Cedar Falls and upstream residents with flood damage and recovery.

All other residents from Waterloo and south of the river with flood damage and recovery needs should go to the Disaster Recovery Information and Resource Station located at McKinstry School at the intersection of Idaho and Independence Avenue in Waterloo.

Beginning Monday, June 23, for those residents needing assistance with food, water, and personal items, please visit the Church of the Nazarene at 1210 W. Lone Tree Road. The church will be open Monday through Saturday, June 23 to June 28, from 10 am to 2 pm. Lunches will be served 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Tetanus Shots: Free tetanus shots will be available at North Cedar Elementary School, 2419 Fern Ave., from 10 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, June 21.

Railroad Crossing Repairs: Beginning Monday, June 23, the CN Railroad crossing on East Main Street just north of Lincoln Street will be closed for surface crossing replacement. The closure should last approximately 3 days and should reopen by Wednesday evening, June 25.

All other announcements from June 19 are still applicable as follows:

Pubic Works Operations: The Transfer Station is now open as of Thursday, June 19. The Recycling Center shall remain closed until further notice. There are remote recycling sites located at Walmart, UNI and Fareway, which are operating at limited capacity. Regular refuse and large bulk collection remains on schedule to the extent possible.

Assistance with Flood Clean up: People needing assistance with flood clean up are urged to contact Samaritan’s Purse, by calling Prairie Lakes Church at 266-2655. They will get your contact information and specific assistance requested. Anyone wanting to assist with clean up are urged to call this same number for details.

City phones: The Greenwood Cemetery continues to experience phone problems. All other city operations have regular phone service.

Extra police presence: There will continue to be extra police presence in the North Cedar area.

People are urged to report suspicious behavior immediately by calling 911 or Black Hawk County Dispatch at 291-2515.

Water Conservation: The water conservation restrictions south of the Cedar River have now been lifted. Restrictions still apply north of the Cedar River due to compromised lift stations that the City is working feverishly to repair.

Thank you to everyone in the entire community of Cedar Falls for your cooperation. Your diligent conservation has made a difference and allowed the repairs to occur more rapidly. It has reduced the environmental impacts.

Debris Removal for those affected by the flooding: Residents affected by the recent flooding should bring their debris to the curb for removal.

Residents must place their debris on the curb in four separate piles as follows:

Household hazardous materials
Large bulk materials (such as carpet, furniture) and bagged debris
Yard waste

Debris that is building materials, drywall, wood etc. may be left on the curb.
Smaller, loose material cannot be picked up so residents are asked to please place all debris in bags, boxes or containers.

Recreation Trails: People are urged to stay off the bike trails. City staff continues to assess the condition of those trails.

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