Flood Advisory Information Dissemination
Page updated 6/17/13 at 2:38 p.m.
United Way of Johnson County resources:
The United Way Disaster Call Center is available to anyone who has questions about volunteering, needs volunteer assistance or has questions about flood conditions or where to turn for other services. Individuals can contact the United Way 2-1-1 regional call center by dialing 2-1-1 or 866-469-2211 after hours or the United Way office at 319-337-8657 during its regular business hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Emergency Volunteer Center is a mobile system. For this flood event, operations have been located at the Johnson County Fairgrounds; however, the location of the Emergency Volunteer Center will vary depending on where United Way is asked to mobilize. The Emergency Volunteer Center can activate on request in less than an hour in a location determined by local government officials.
Northbound Lanes Of N. Dubuque Street Open, Southbound Lanes Returned To One-way Traffic (Posted 6/17/13 at 2:37 p.m.)
Manville Heights Route To End Flood Detour And Resume Normal Service Beginning Monday, June 17 (Posted 6/16/13 at 5:55 p.m.)
Flood information from Johnson County can be found at: http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_emergency.aspx?id=13216.
Flood updates from the University of Iowa can be found at http://now.uiowa.edu/floodupdates2013.
Coralville Reservoir Continues To Fall, But Potential Exists For Storms Tonight And Wednesday (6/11/13)
Potential For Wet Weather In The Next Two Weeks, Residents Urged To Keep Flood Protection In Place (6/10/13)
- Latest Iowa City road closures and detours map Web PDF
- Current Johnson County road closures can be found at http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_emergency.aspx?id=12978#List.
- All inquiries and requests regarding sandbag operations must be coordinated through the United Way. The primary objective for the City’s sandbag operation is to provide for the protection of critical public infrastructure and transportation routes in the community. Sandbags will be made available for the purpose of protecting private property if such supplies exist beyond those needed for the protection of critical public infrastructure and transportation routes. If the City determines it has an excess supply of sandbags and the resources to deliver such sandbags, then accommodations will be made. In these cases the City cannot guarantee delivery to specific addresses, but rather will consider strategic locations that can be accessed by multiple people on a first-come first-served basis.
- Video by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demonstrating the proper way to fill a sandbag and build a sandbag levee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7aUwIHYlw.
- North Dakota State University Extension Service information on sandbagging for flood protection: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/safety/ae626.pdf.
Declaration of Civil Emergency (5/30/13)
- Governor Branstad's Iowa Flood Central site for up-to-date Iowa flood information: http://iowafloodcentral.tumblr.com/
- United Way of Johnson County flood information resources http://www.unitedwayjc.org/blog-entry/29-05-2013/flood-information-resources
- Report structural damage on the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency's online reporting site at http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_emergency.aspx?id=11392.
- The Iowa Flood Center tracks specific community-based flood conditions, forecasts and related information on the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) at http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org. Instructions on how to use IFIS
- The Army Corps of Engineers is closely monitoring water levels at the Coralville Reservoir and will adjust outflows as conditions require. The level and forecast for the Coralville Reservoir can be followed at http://1.usa.gov/11zCtJe.
- The National Weather Service forecast for the Iowa River can be found at http://1.usa.gov/16mEyeE.
- Iowa State University Extension information on how to deal with flooding: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2013
- Extension Disaster Education Network, combined resources from dozen of Extension networks across the country: http://eden.lsu.edu/Pages/default.aspx