He said an estimated 1,500 properties near the river are expected to get at least some flooding.
Iowa braces for flooding with more rain on the way →
"That image was on the truck when we bought it. We did not ask for that. We did not pay any money for it," Fire Chief Mark English told CBS. "A lot of them take personal solace in it and faith in it. They like it. They want to see it stay."
Biblical image on Iowa fire truck in limbo →