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    Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    We have gotten alot of rain the last two days causing alot of flash flooding here. Numerous roads are closed.

    This has nothing to do with the river, this is small creeks and streams. They are calling for sand baggers in Palo now.

    LIVE COVERAGE: Flood causing problems; volunteers sought for sandbagging efforts | GazetteOnline.com

    Flash Flooding Across Eastern Iowa | KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Local News



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Wow. I have relatives in Palo who had to redo a lot of their house after last summer's floods.



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Wow. I have relatives in Palo who had to redo a lot of their house after last summer's floods.
    The houses that are in danger now are the newer development north of blairsferry rd



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Quad Cities: Cedar River at Palo

    River may not be flooding but it has doubled in depth in just 24 hours. I am off to do some sand bagging I am sure they can use all the help they can get if others in this area have time.



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    I spent 4 hours this morning trenching my backyard in Marion ... the radar is seemingly unchanged from 3AM til now ... just rain and more rain.

    I've heard 5-7 inches in last 24-48 hours.

    KCRG said Palo, Central City and Hiawatha are all looking for sandbag volunteers.



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    The houses that are in danger now are the newer development north of blairsferry rd
    Newer development in the flood plain? <Shakes Head>

    What do they expect?



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Newer development in the flood plain? <Shakes Head>

    What do they expect?
    Exactly, I have hard time finding sympathy for these developers. The one's I feel bad for are the ones that were led to believe they would be safe from this. Of course, they could have done some research too.



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Probably closer 10+ inches in the past two days...had 5 yesterday and it hasn't stopped raining today.
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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Exactly, I have hard time finding sympathy for these developers. The one's I feel bad for are the ones that were led to believe they would be safe from this. Of course, they could have done some research too.
    I am an Engineer who used to do a lot of stormwater projects. It is amazing what you see sometimes. A Development next to the outflow of a 200 acre lake, with the plan set showing the 100-year flood level only halfway up to the high bank of the creek.... not even to the high water mark. An Engineer signs off on it and the city either doesn't catch it or wilfully ignores it so they can get the tax money from the new development. 3 year old houses flooding every year, and the people who live along the creek losing several feet of their backyards to erosion every year.

    In the end the city buys out the houses cause that is cheaper than the flood protection would have been to fix the situation... but how in the heck does it get to that point anyway? Not too mention the homeowners as well, if your back property line is the high bank of a winding creek, should you really be surprised if the fence you put a foot away from the bank falls in after a few rains? No common sense.



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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    I just drove through coming from Dubuque. I had to slow down at times it was raining so hard. I also woke up this morning and drove all the way home and it never stopped raining the whole time.


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    Re: Flooding in Cedar Rapids

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I spent 4 hours this morning trenching my backyard in Marion ... the radar is seemingly unchanged from 3AM til now ... just rain and more rain.

    I've heard 5-7 inches in last 24-48 hours.

    KCRG said Palo, Central City and Hiawatha are all looking for sandbag volunteers.
    I was just out in Palo they don't need any more volunteers there from what I was told. The rain is pretty much stopping so the water levels should slowly start to drop.

    The flooding in Hiawatha is right by my house here, I would venture a guess that the flooding here is worse than last year.

    Also the newer development in Palo is not in the flood plain, I am not sure if that changed but I have not heard of it.



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