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Flood Watch 2013


Flood Watch 2013

We had a flash flood the day before yesterday and a flood similar to the flood of 1993 that is to crest tomorrow, June 2, 2013.  I have lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa most of my life and one thing that stays the same during each of these floods and that is the water has to have somewhere to go.  A few feet could make all the difference in the world for people who went through and continue to have water problems since the 2008 flood.

Flooding in Cedar Rapids

I don’t think we would have the sewer problems we have if the city would just work with the DNR to dredge the riverIf the city council worked as hard for flood protection as they have to acquire and demolish homes and businesses we would be so much better than we were before the flood of 2008. 

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Flooding Flashbacks


The city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa flooded in 2008. It was horrible. Thousands of people were impacted and the city has milked FEMA for all they could since it happened.
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Why isn’t the water going into the “greenway”?

My neighbor Connie (who was not in a good mood) wanted to check out the neighborhood! I want to apologize to anyone that I might have sounded grouchy towards.

The river is supposed to crest by 8 pm and it’s after 9 pm now and we haven’t been swept away and the basement is still dry! It would have been nice if the city would have managed the 5 in 1 dam better and dealt with the sewers properly.


Relocating the Ellis Boat Harbor


What is going on here? Why is there even talk about relocating the Harbor? Wasn’t Governor Culver’s signature enough to keep it safe from the City Council? It doesn’t seem that anything is sacred in Cedar Rapids!

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Look at this image! Where would people park? What else does the east side of Cedar Rapids want to take? Most importantly HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?

What about looking at the train bridges and the feasibility of keeping rail-cars filled with tons and tons of rocks on them during floods to stop the water from backing up into the Harbor in the first place! This is ridiculous! We need to vote these people out in November!