Stories tagged Cedar Rapids

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.

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flooding in Iowa (Yahoo News)