FROM Steve Buttry
Rising Flood Waters Wreak Havoc and Close Interstates Rising waters in the Des Moines River are threatening Iowa's state capital with mandatory evacuations. Voluntary evacuations already had been called for. The Cedar and Iowa Rivers are among those still rising. Thirty-five highways are already closed in the state's worst flooding ever. In Cedar Rapids, 135 patients on wheelchairs and stretchers have been evacuated from the Mercy Medical Center. Steve Buttry, editor of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, has an update.
Iowa Residents Flee as Flood Waters Rise Tornados have struck four states in the Midwest, killing four Boy Scouts in Iowa. Meantime, nine Iowa rivers have reached flood levels and fifty-three counties have been declared disaster areas. A levee has broken in Cedar Rapids, where Steve Buttry is editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette .
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