Residents of Iowa are bracing for more flooding as heavy rains continue to plague the area.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

Thousands of people in Iowa are packing up for higher ground as bloated rivers and streams, amid a lot of recent rain, threatening everything they own.

The worst of the flooding, along the Cedar River and city's like Waterloo, Ceder Rapids and Cedar Falls, where some 5,000 families have been told to get out:

(Woman) "We have pretty much all of our essential things."

(Woman) "Pretty much all of our clothes."

(Woman) "We didn't have insurance that covered this type of thing here. I didn't think it would be a threat."

The National Guard is assisting and states of emergency also declared in Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, where two deaths are blamed on flooding.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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