In September 2016, extreme rains in the northern portion of the Cedar River watershed prompted worries in communities downstream. Facing the second highest crest in history, Cedar Rapids jumped into action to build temporary flood protection to prevent massive losses similar to those experienced in 2008. Gazette photographers documented how the city crews, businesses, residents and volunteers stood together against a wall of water. Proceeds will be donated to The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation to be distributed to flood-affected businesses.
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Posted by Unknown on Oct 10th 2017
The pictures were of places that weren't seen on tv. I thought there would be more of the volenteers working. And stories about all the businesses that donated food, drinks and man hours. There was only a couple pictures of the many people that filled sand bags. They are heroes also. People not knowing who they were helping, Just helping all survive this event. I was so proud of all that came and helped. And all the donations from HyVee, Firemens Sub, to just name a couple. It made me proud to live in CR!!
Posted by Frances Miller on Oct 31st 2016
I purchased Epic Surge in 2008, as well. Sad to say, now I have a set! You did a wonderful job covering this epic maddness, Gazette. Keep up the good work. And here's hoping there is no sequel!