Cedar Rapids Still Surviving the Floods

May 22, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which suffered flood damage in June 2008 with damage that ranks it 5th in all-time disasters in U.S. history, has established a Web site to create awareness of its progress. Although the water receded last summer, the area is far from back to normal or fully recovered.

An excerpt from the Web site is below:

"The Flood of 2008 forever changed Cedar Rapids. When the Cedar River crested on Friday, June 13, it extended well beyond the 500-year floodplain covering more than 10 square miles of the city. The water overtook neighborhoods no one ever dreamed would flood; it flowed through nearly every downtown business and most public buildings, displacing city and county services ... Right now in Cedar Rapids, entire neighborhoods sit empty and rotting. Businesses struggling to rebuild also fight to survive in a national recession."

Visit www.cedarrapidsfloodstory.com today to show your support for the City of Cedar Rapids.


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