Volunteers through Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids head to Nebraska – KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) Three volunteers and one staff member from the Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids are on their way to Omaha.

Theyre taking a canteen vehicle to help other volunteers from across the country feed flood victims.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Cedar Rapids Police Department shared a photo to Facebook on Monday morning with an important message: Turn around, don't drown.

The Iowa Cedar Rapids group will also hand out clean-up kits and offer emotional support to flood victims. The Cedar Rapids team will be in Nebraska for 10 days.

Parts of Ellis Boulevard are closed due to flooding from the Cedar River. The river is expected to crest Monday in major flood stage.

Police in Cedar Rapids searching for missing 17-year-old

“And those are long days. Theyll be up early and serving dinner until 8 oclock at night. Its not cushy, theyll be sleeping at the command center on cots. But it is a very fulfilling experience for those who do this,” Shalla Ashworth said.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Cedar Rapids police said they are looking for 17-year-old Jacob Lwamba, of Cedar Rapids.

As the Cedar River is expected to reach a crest of 18.6 feet Monday into Tuesday, the National Weather Service will be updating the forecast and current readings every hour.

You can monitor in real time where the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids and all other rivers and cities in Iowa are currently measured, and see how the forecasts adjust over time.

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