Information as of 8/20/2020 from the City of Cedar Rapids
For an emergency, please call 911.
Burn Ban Notice by CRFD
A burn ban has been added to the City of Cedar Rapids’ Emergency Proclamation. All outdoor recreational fires are prohibited. Those with asthma, breathing conditions, and those trying to stay cool are affected by smoke lingering in the air. There is also an increased fire danger due to tree debris drying out, and general dry conditions.
NOTE: Burning debris was already prohibited. Now, outdoor recreational fires are also prohibited. Residents can use dried firewood in a fire pit to cook food for the period of time necessary to prepare the food, but then should extinguish it. Charcoal and propane grills may still be used by single-family homeowners. Charcoal and propane grills larger than a one pound cylinder have always been prohibited above ground level in multi-family dwellings and will continue to be prohibited.
Starting Monday, August 17, Neighborhood Resource Centers will be set up at five sites throughout Cedar Rapids to consolidate resident services. The centers will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily and be staffed with City employees and volunteers. Initially, the sites will provide food and daily updates on services for residents, and serve as charging stations for those with medical needs. Additional resources will continue to be added including supplies for clean-up, and legal and mental health assistance. The sites are coordinated by Linn Area Partners Active in Diaster (LAPAID) organizations. Services will transition as additional resident needs are assessed.
For more information on food, shelter, financial assistance, mental health services, and other community assistance programs, please visit the City of Cedar Rapids website via the link below or email your CANA board at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.