Protections hold as Cedar River reaches crest, but Cedar Rapids still on high alert

The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids reached a crest of 22 feet today and is expected to slowly work its way back down, falling below flood stage Sunday evening, according to predictions from the National Weather Service. “We’re in the final countdown,” said Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, but warned that the city is not […]

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Next 48 hours crucial as Cedar Rapids braces for second biggest flood in its history

With the Cedar River already above major flood stage on Monday morning, Cedar Rapids is facing a dangerous period — watching the waters rise and eyeing temporary flood protections for any potential weaknesses needing repair or reinforcement. “If it works, we will have saved the city,” Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett said during a Monday […]

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