June 22, 2008

The Flood of 2008

For those of you who were curious, some statistics and a slick map of the flooding area in Cedar Rapids.

Flood stage on the Cedar River: 14 feet
Old Record (set in 1928): 21 feet
New Record: 31.1 feet
City Blocks Flooded: 1600 (~9.2 sq. miles)
Evacuees Displaced: ~24,000
Total City Population: 123,944 (2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate)
Current Damage Estimates: $736 million

A Slick Google Map of the Flooding

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YouTube Video of the Flooding (filmed from atop the hotel I stayed in while interviewing)

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