For additional resources related to food safety, response and recovery, and air and water quality procedures during and following the flood please click on the links below:
Current flood level projections have the flood waters reaching 24 feet, the areas that will be primarily affected include the Time Check, NewBo, Rompot, Czech Village, Downtown Cedar Rapids, and some of Palo. To follow the current flood level and impact areas access the National Weather Service's - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Private Well FloodingHomeowners returning to their homes after flood waters have receded are often anxious to use the water for cleaning and bathing purposes. Please remember that flooding can present challenges that can keep your well from providing safe, potable water for you and your family. Water that is supplied by a water well that has been influenced by a flood may present special health risks which require extra precautions to protect the health of you and your family. For more information: Private Well Flooding Guidelines
Injuries in Flood Water
As efforts are underway in Linn County to prepare for significant flooding, Linn County Public Health is urging residents in and around flooded areas to take precautions to help prevent disease and stay safe. Individuals injured while working in flood water are at an increased risk for tetanus infection. Tetanus is an infection caused by bacteria that can get into the body through broken skin, typically through injuries from contaminated objects. Exposure to flood waters alone does not increase the risk of tetanus. Individuals do not need a tetanus booster due to being exposed to flood water.
Residents who are injured in flood water and received a tetanus vaccine more than five years ago should seek proper medical treatment and have their tetanus immunization status reviewed. Vaccinations are available at Linn County Public Health. Please call 319-892-6093 for questions or to schedule an appointment.
Relevant Press Releases
Property Tax Deadline Extended Until Oct. 1 in Linn County
- Resources for Licensed Food Establishments
- Flood Response and Recovery
- Air and Water Quality Resources
- Iowa Department of Public Health - Flooding Resources
- Linn County News Alerts