Jun
15
2008

In Iowa, 83 of its 99 counties are now disaster areas

Iowa flood warnings: Sunday, June 15, 3 pm
Iowa flood warnings: Sunday, June 15, 3 pmCourtesy National Weather Service
Iowa was the epicenter of the flooding that swamped Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana this week.

A levee holding back the Des Moines River broke Friday night in Des Moines, sending water rushing into a neighborhood near downtown.

In Cedar Rapids, the state's second-largest city, the waters of the swollen Cedar River crested Friday night, but more than 400 city blocks remain waterlogged and 24,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Click on the link below to read more
flooding in Iowa (Yahoo News)

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

To read the latest news (Sunday afternoon) about Iowa flooding click this (MSNBC).

posted on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 4:10pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

The damage is so extensive that some are now referring to the flood as "Iowa's 'Katrina'."

posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 5:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well i think when people get a warning they need to take it serious and not take it as a joke all the time your life is in danger thats not something that you play with

posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 8:45pm
NRH's picture
NRH says:

This destruction is simply horrific! Juat to think in my own town of Belvidere Illinois that this could easily happen! It is very frightening!

posted on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 2:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think that there is anything we can do now that the dams broke except pray for thhem

posted on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 12:32pm
fieldsderrick57's picture
fieldsderrick57 says:

did ever body get out ok

posted on Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:30am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I'm from cedar rapids and the destruction is still vivid to this day. many people have been displaced. my thoughts go out to those who no longer can call cedar rapids home.

posted on Sun, 12/14/2008 - 4:41pm

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