Flood 2016

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National group to ask Cedar Rapidians about flood preparation

CEDAR RAPIDS - A national group interested in better understanding flood readiness is hosting a community meeting in Cedar Rapids on Monday.Resilient ...

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Palo, Vinton awaiting word on any federal flood protection funds

VINTON - After his home took on more than 2 feet of water in the 2008 flood, Bob DuCharme raised it 5 feet and built a retaining wall around it.But ei ...

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On the anniversary of 2016 flood, ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’

CEDAR RAPIDS - Just over a year since a rising Cedar River prompted massive evacuations and temporary business closings, the final checks are going ou ...

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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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