Flood 2016

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Linn County gets $731,000 FEMA obligation for 2016 flood

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County officials last fall scrambled to set up flood barriers to ready for a rising Cedar River.The river crested at nearly 22 fee ...

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130 Cedar Rapids properties still storing sandbags from the flood

CEDAR RAPIDS - Approximately 130 properties around Cedar Rapids - primarily in the northwest and southwest residential neighborhoods evacuated during ...

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High waters: Floods of 2016 transformed Eastern Iowans' lives

Along the Turkey River and the Upper Iowa River and the Cedar River, 2016 was the year floodwaters inundated Eastern Iowa - the devastation of homes a ...

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Top 10 Gazette stories of the year: #1 The Flood of 2016 challenges Cedar Rapids again

The 2008 flood was such a major event in the Cedar Rapids to Iowa City Corridor that even 8 years later when another flood threatened again, it only m ...

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Senate gives Cedar Rapids flood system a boost

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Legislation directing the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize work on a flood protection system for Cedar Rapids, among eight oth ...

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Feedback sought for design of new Eighth Avenue Bridge

CEDAR RAPIDS - Citizens are being urged to provide input about a proposed replacement project for the Eighth Avenue Bridge, which is one of the busies ...

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Linn County considers more flood protections

CEDAR RAPIDS - With two major floods in the last eight years under their belts, Linn County Supervisors want to explore if additional flood protection ...

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In Iowa: Don’t wait for floods or elections to participate in community

During this year's flood, the comments people made, again and again, were something like this: #x201c;Look at the way our community has come together. ...

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President signs Iowa disaster declaration to make aid available

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in Linn County and 18 other Iowa counties and has ordered federal aid to supplement state ...

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Obama declares federal disaster in Iowa, makes aid available

DES MOINES - President Barack Obama designated 19 Iowa counties as eligible for federal assistance to help rebound from at least $22 million in damage ...

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Could flood-related electrical damage at Ellis Harbor been avoided?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ellis Harbor tenants say they are as frustrated as anyone by major costs from flooding for the second time in eight years, especially w ...

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Cedar Rapids man denied access to save sinking houseboat during flood

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man said he was denied access three times under threat of arrest to save his houseboat from sinking into Ellis Harbor, d ...

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Cedar Rapids officials press flood protection with presidential candidates

CEDAR RAPIDS - With both major party presidential candidates in town Friday, Cedar Rapids officials used the opportunity to press for federal help in ...

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Have Cedar Rapids sandbag questions? Here are some answers

CEDAR RAPIDS - While the 2016 flood a month ago may seem like a distant memory, a handful of large and small sandbag piles remain scattered around the ...

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Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control director reflects on two floods

CEDAR RAPIDS - Diane Webber marked the end of her seventh year in Cedar Rapids with the same kind of event that brought her in the first place: a floo ...

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