by sckitzo (362 Posts), Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:13 am
In Cedar Rapids 25,000 people were evacuated, 1400 sqaure blocks were under water, our flood stage is 12 feet, the worst flood in recorded history was in 1925 at 19 feet, the floods of 1993 got up to 18 feet. We were forcasted to get upto 22 feet of water, but last friday the river crested at 32 feet 20 feet above flood stage. I worked downtown, 5 blocks and up a hill from the river, right now we are all working out of hotels. One of our main hospitals had to be totally evacuated. City officals anounced that the Dump the city was supposed to use for the next 25 years is alomost completely full from the flood damage. Our home is fine, but we have many friends and family who lost everything. Just keep us in your thoughts and prayers. FEMA and charites have been amazing, I you have cloths, gift certificates, baby stuff, I know their is a great need, I will try to post an address of phone number, to were these can be sent. Thank you everyone for your support, in this and in everything else to.