And the rain keeps coming.
He noted that a 125-foot breach occurred in the levee early Thursday that protects the Time Check Neighborhood in northwest Cedar Rapids, a break that helped to catch some people in their homes.
Havlik said some firefighters have been working 24 and 48 hours straight.
Meanwhile, Linn County spokesman Mike Goldberg asked all residents to not travel in or near flooded areas.
Goldberg said the additional two-and-half inches of rain this morning in the Cedar River watershed is adding to the water in flooded areas, because the new water has not been able to drain into storm sewers that now are plugged to prevent river water from running back into them.Goldberg said the additional rain will make the flooding event last longer and make recovery more difficult.