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Posted on: September 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Updated Flood Information

Clean-up efforts and helping citizens get back into their homes is the main focus as we move ahead from the Flood of 2016. To make this process easier for those living in North Cedar Falls, we ask that you stay out of the area unless you are a resident or business owner.

The building division has started the process of conducting safety inspections on any home or business that took on water. Electric service equipment that was partially or completely submerged in flood water will be disconnected until repairs have been made and inspected. Other electrical wiring submerged in flood water will need to be removed or replaced. The inspections are to ensure the safety of our citizens. Please call Inspection Services with any questions at 268-5161, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits for the repairs are required. Permit fees will be suspended for flood impacted properties.

At this time, sandbags and other debris can be placed at the curb and city staff will pick them up. Please help by separating the items into yard waste, sand bags, appliance and flood debris piles. A drop off location will be determined later in the week for those wishing to drop off sandbags.

Many recreation trails in the Cedar Falls area are still under water, or may be covered with debris. We encourage people who are using the recreation trails to use caution.

Citizens in need of food, water and cleaning kits can go to the Living Water Church, located at 1210 Lone Tree Rd., where volunteers and city staff are able to assist Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 pm.

Due to flooding, the Transfer Station and The North Main Street Yard Waste Facility will be closed until further notice. Curbside yard waste and refuse collection to those not impacted by the flood will not be interrupted.

The North Cedar Falls Fire Station is open and Public Safety personnel are being assigned to that location. Drinking water is available at the North Cedar Falls Fire Station. Residents will need to bring their own containers.

Please continue to look for information on the City’s website in regards to flood information. Call (319) 243-2700 with any flood questions you may have.

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