More Iowa cities mobilizing for flooding along Cedar River




DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in several eastern Iowa cities and counties are mobilizing resources to handle flooding from the rain-swollen Cedar River.

The river has already left its banks upstream, forcing evacuations in several communities upstream along its path through northeastern Iowa. More rain fell Thursday night and earlier Friday, and the National Weather Service says the flash-flooding threat remains high.

The weather service says more rain could change forecasts, and local officials say at least moderate flooding seems a certainty.

Just across the Mississippi River in southwest Wisconsin, residents of the tiny community of Victory are recovering from storms and flooding that caused one death. Authorities say local resident Michael McDonald died Thursday when his house slid onto state Highway 35.
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