Iowa City residents on Normandy Dr. are being told to evacuate, by order of Mayor Regenia Bailey, as Iowa River waters continue rise.
Updated at 3:03 pm
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS NOW INCLUDE EASTMOOR DRIVE, MANOR DRIVE, GRANADA COURT, PARK PLACE, NORMANDY DRIVE, BACULIS MOBILE HOME PARK, 2254 S RIVERSIDE DR, AND TAFT SPEEDWAY IN IOWA CITY, IOWA.
Updated at 11:12 pm:
Foster Roads and the streets that feed into and connect with it, that are west of Idyllwild Drive. They include the following: Louis Place, Algonquin Road, Arch Rock Road, Mackinaw Drive, Mission Point Road, Flint Road, Manitou Trail, Sugar Loaf Circle, White Oak Place, Swisher Lane, Swisher Street, Walker Circle, Moses Bloom Lane, Martin Street, Willenbrook Lane, Ball Street and Canton Street.
Effective at 4 p.m. today:
Idyllwild Condominium subdivision; which includes the following streets: Idyllwild Drive; Idyllwild Court, Camborne Circle, Colwyn Court, Trevose Place, Newlyn Circle, Pentire Circle, East 730 feet of Commercial Drive, all of Commercial Court, South Gilbert Street, 1519 S. Gilbert and south of the railroad tracks, all of Stevens Drive, homes along the east side of the Iowa River and along Napoleon Drive.
East side of Riverside Drive, from the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 6 (Sturgis Drive), north of Burlington Street.
In the interest of safety of Iowa Citizens living and working in the area, Mayor Regenia D. Bailey issued a mandatory evacuation order of residents of the above streets effective June 12, 2008.
Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett called for a mandatory evacuation of all residences on Edgewater Drive and Shadow Lane, to be complete by 5 pm, Thursday, June 12, 2008. Residents will not be allowed to return to the affected homes until the emergency evacuation period is concluded. The decision to evacuate was based on the threat to residents' health and safety caused by the level of flooding in that area as well as the threat to the safety and welfare of emergency responders who may be called to the area.
Of the 29 residences on Shadow Lane and Edgewater Drive, roughly one-fourth remain occupied.
The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Building A of the Johnson County Fairgrounds. This shelter offers food and housing to those displaced by the flood. The Red Cross is available for additional information at 319-393-3500.