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Rocky River Flooding, Gusty Winds, al-Qaeda and Shoe Bomb Threats

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Rocky River residents, police and firefighters are on high alert. 
About 30 people living in the basin area are being told to voluntarily evacuate.
These are the people on South Island, Riverdale and Yacht Drive.  
They've been warned there is an ice jam beneath the Detroit Road Bridge and if that breaks, they are in big trouble. 
19 Action News has a crew on the scene and will be monitoring the situation all day.

Today:  Partly sunny with gusty winds. High 42
Tonight: Mostly cloudy night and quiet. Low: 35
Saturday: Slight chance of some light rain but mainly sunny with some clouds. High:43
Sunday: Partly cloudy and colder. High: 33

The government has issued a warning to airlines about possible shoe-bomb threats. 
A U.S. official says it's a credible threat that's tied to al-Qaeda, which has never given up its intent to attack the U.S. again. 
There is no specific target, but the assessment is al-Qaeda will try to place a shoe bomb on an airline bound for the U.S.
One suspect: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and headquartered in Yemen. 
"Al-Qaeda and Yemen have a master bomb mater Ibrahim al-Asiri in their ranks who is still at large. Now this is the guy who was responsible for several of the attempts on US aviation in the last few years," CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said. "He's ingenious at making bombs; he's constantly trying to come up with new ways to get past airport security."
While some in the administration describe the threat as "aspirational" and a desire to attack, one U.S. official tells CNN the TSA would not have taken the steps to warn the airlines unless the threat was real. 
The official telling CNN the threat may represent a renewed effort by al-Qaeda said "this is not just some flip comment on the part of the bad guy." 

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