Some Waverly residents ordered to leave homes due to flooding

By KCRG-TV9 News Staff | Posted: Thu 8:39 PM, Sep 22, 2016 | Updated: Fri 7:11 AM, Sep 23, 2016

WAVERLY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — The City of Waverly ordered the southeast part of the city to evacuate Thursday about 7:45 p.m. because river levels were rising faster and forecast.

At that time, the city said floodwaters were covering 7th Avenue SW and 4th Street SE, and the area would soon be isolated.

A shelter for residents who had to leave their homes was set up at Grace Baptist Church.

Rally Point Cedar Valley Veterans is also offering shelter in Waverly. People looking for a place to stay can contact Rally Point via email at or by phone at (515) 999-5699.

City officials for Waverly are predicting the Cedar River will rise to 16 feet on Saturday. Waverly’s inflatable dam prevents flooding for some parts of the city, but not the southeast part.

No word yet on when people may return home.