Flood 2016

WATCH: Sunday morning's Cedar Rapids news conference on flood updates

Buses holding inmates prepare to depart the Linn County Jail in advance of the Cedar River flooding in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Buses holding inmates prepare to depart the Linn County Jail in advance of the Cedar River flooding in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

As the city braces for the Cedar River to crest at about 24 feet early next week, city officials are asking residents in flood-affected areas to evacuate their homes and businesses by 8 p.m. on Sunday.

City officials will offer updates on flood preparations at a 10 a.m. news conference today at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Watch a live stream of that news conference below, via KCRG.

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