The Latest: Iowa officials seek volunteers to fill sandbags

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding along rain-swollen rivers in Iowa and Wisconsin (all times local):

10 a.m.

Iowa officials are pleading for volunteers to help fill sandbags and scrambling to erect earthen dams and berms to stave off flooding.

Cedar Falls officials issued calls Friday night and Saturday morning for volunteers, ahead of heavy rains forecast for Saturday night. Volunteers have been asked to bring work gloves, appropriate footwear and shovels.

Flooding has already forced road closures and evacuations in several communities upstream. In the Wisconsin town of Victory, just across the Mississippi River, storms have been blamed for two deaths.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the area, including Waterloo, Waverly, Hampton and Eagle Grove in Iowa. While sunny skies were expected for much of Saturday, the weather service says storms Saturday night into Sunday are expected to bring more heavy rain to the area.

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