The Cedar Rapids Building Services Division will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. Staff will be available at City Services Center (500 15th Ave. SW) to answer any questions citizens have about re-entering their homes and businesses.
The safety of residents and property owners has remained the number one priority for the City throughout the duration of this flood event. With the decreasing risk, the full evacuation area will be lifted by Noon on Friday, September 30 for business and residents to access their property for flood-recovery efforts. The curfew will end on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 a.m.
The Cedar River level is slowing dropping after cresting at nearly 22 feet yesterday. The river will likely remain high for the next several days, and is expected to reach approximately 18 feet by Thursday early evening. The evacuation area has been adjusted to a smaller perimeter. Barricades and access control points have been moved to the revised perimeter and will continue to be monitored for public safety.
The Cedar River crested at 22 feet on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The City of Cedar Rapids has deployed pumps, sewer plugs, Hesco barriers, sandbagging and other protection methods. There is an evacuation in place for areas near the river. For your safety, please stay out of barricaded areas. Click here for further details, maps and critical links.