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Iowa levee breaks near city, thousands evacuate

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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Iowa levee breaks near city, thousands evacuate


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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Flooding rivers across Iowa forced residents to evacuate, with at least 10,000 people in Cedar Rapids among them as the rising Cedar River burst through an earthen levee.

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said storm and water damage to infrastructure will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as dozens of bridges have been damaged or destroyed. Nine rivers were at or near record levels, he said. More rain has been forecast for the coming days.

"It hits everything. Colleges are shut down, stores, it's devastating," said Lisa Fox, vice president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.
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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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Situation X has hit Cedar Rapids. I wonder if the perfect storm is forming in front of our eyes, a lot of corn is getting wiped out by the flooding.

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