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Posted on 26. Dec, 2010 by admin.
The Gazette recently published an article, titled Was there a post-flood exodus from Cedar Rapids?, about the whether or not the upcoming Census count will reveal that the city of Cedar Rapids has suffered a population drop.
Posted on 11. Aug, 2010 by admin.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Ames early Wednesday after three to five inches of rain pushed Squaw Creek and Skunk River to break their banks. Sandbagging is underway, but water is already up to car windshields. Several buildings on the Iowa State University campus, such as Hilton Coliseum where the Cyclones [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2010 by admin.
Despite benefits, towns reject FEMA flood buyouts: Chelsea’s 297 residents were tempted to move after 2008′s flood but ultimately opted to stay put. Municipal leaders considered a plan to move their town, in the northern part of the state between the Iowa River and Otter Creek, to a nearby hill. But the plan was scrapped when the farmer who owned the land decided not to sell.
Posted on 21. Mar, 2010 by admin.
Falling river levels bring a sense of guarded relief from Iowa flood worries [DMR] – Many Iowa rivers are falling, and wide swaths of the state appear poised to escape serious flooding if heavy rains stay away, the National Weather Service reported Thursday.
Senators question flood mapping [Burlington Hawkeye] - A bipartisan group of senators, including Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about flood insurance rate maps created for communities and individuals.
Posted on 04. Mar, 2010 by admin.
Several state agencies kicked off a month-long public information campaign designating March as Flood Awareness Month. Flood awareness is particularly important since Iowa is still recovering from the floods and storms of 2008. The 2008 disaster was not only the worst natural disaster to strike the state, but is considered one of the largest disasters on record in U.S. history. The Rebuild Iowa Office, the Iowa Insurance Division, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division will share flood-related information and safety tips with the media and the public throughout the month of March.
Posted on 21. Jan, 2010 by admin.
The Cedar Rapids City Council has unanimously approved a plan for buying-out flood-damaged homes. This comes not long after over 100 flood survivors turned out for a town hall meeting to quiz city and federal officials about the progress.
Posted on 07. Feb, 2009 by admin.
The floods in the Midwest have displaced thousands of pets from their homes. Since almost every major city in Iowa was affected by the flooding, thousands of homeless pets are left alone and confused. Rescue efforts all over the country are pouring in to help the pets affected by the floods of 2008. Read about the stories happening across the country.