VIDEO: It's a tense waiting game for people facing flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. Flooding already claimed two lives this week in western Wisconsin's Vernon County. One man was killed Thursday after a mudslide destroyed his home. A second man died Thursday while trying to drive through floodwaters near his home, the station reported. In Iowa, people are waiting for the Cedar River to breach its banks. In Cedar Rapids, the latest projections show the river will crest at 24 feet Monday, according to the city's website. City officials raced Saturday to get the area and citizens ready. At a news conference Saturday morning, Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Mark English urged people in hundreds of homes and businesses near the Cedar River to plan to evacuate by 8 p.m. Sunday in preparation for the expected flooding. The evacuation is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended, English said.