flood of 08

Helping sand bag and wathcing the water rise is one of the most amazing things I have seen. These pictures are by Shelby Braden. Down town CR at the Cedar river towers. Volunters were amazing.

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Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 24 at 6:50 PM

Amazing pics - however, it appears that you put yourself in a bit of peril to get them. As a microbiologist - I hope you took a hot bath and are on antibiotics.

Hanky Panky says ... on Sunday, Jun 15 at 12:13 PM

One word-- Insane.

Lady M says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 5:55 PM

I grew up on the Mississippi and have seen many floods. Your coverage has kept me informed on events in CR/IC where many friends and family are. Thanks for your wonderful efforts

J says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 3:21 PM

Need better pictures of Ellis Harbor, BoatHouses & BoatHouses againt the Rail Road Bridge.

Jerry M says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 1:57 PM

Thanks for all of the great coverage of the flood of 08. We here in Dubuque are just watching and praying for the safety of all Iowans and others that have been put into harms way with all of this water. Would like to see a "Flood 08" book published.

kds says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 12:27 PM

I grew up in cr and I remember cruising 1st ave after the cr reds baseball games. so to see the 1st ave bridge gone is very sad!! My family still lives thier, my brother was evacuated from his home. I pray for everyone there.

cw says ... on Saturday, Jun 14 at 10:00 AM

how about people using water from their swimming pools to flush with... also do like areas of Asia where you do NOT put the paper in the toliet.. uses less water. Depending on the type of chemical tx used maybe it could also be used to bathe

spaz says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 11:46 PM

wow guess my familys not going to work for long time i see quaker oats is under not home right now so missing livin throgh this put u r all in my prayers

shawn says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 10:14 PM

i was born and raised in cr. now live in sioux county iowa(40 miles north of sioux city). hav family in cr but they are on high ground, thank god. never seen anything like this! now u know what noah felt like. hang in there cedar rapids,praying 4 u

pam says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 6:33 PM

Having been a resident of Cedar Rapids most of my life. My prayers are with you all, including my family,loved ones and friends. I will be moving back home to this wonderful community come Aug/Sept 08,

Grateful says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 5:13 PM

I just wated to say how much my family and I greatly appreciate all that you're doing to keep all of Cedar Rapids and your viewing area up to date with the flooding. Thank you so very much. God Bless!!!!

MDH says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 4:27 PM

I would just like to say that all who are affected are in our prayers here in Fayette, Iowa. My family lives on the NW side of town and our house is destroyed. Please pray for relief and hope to come in the following days. Help if you can!

MEE says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 3:06 PM

It's so nice to see people so willing to help-as with the Edgewood sandbagging,Mercy etc...and all the people who are keeping CR in their thoughts. Thank you!

Pat McDonough says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 11:13 AM

Congratulations on the excellent coverage you have given the flood. I also think it would be good if you complimented the Cedar Rapids Gazette for not only getting the paper out on time, but having excellent pictures in this morning's edition.

observer says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 10:06 AM

i've enjoyed the weather comments comparing this years local rainfalls to '93. unfortunately, i believe this has little to do with flooding on the iowa or the cedar. perhaps you could compare rainfall in the watersheds of these rivers now vs 93

Thanks CNN says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 9:44 AM

For those in Asia viewing the tragic story of Cedar Rapids , you can be assured of good coverage. The CNN Asia director grew up in the Mount Vernon /Cedar Rapids area and still has family there. I went to high school with him. Thanks for caring Mark!

Clayton County Health Dept. says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 9:08 AM

This is sickening. My question: All mail goes to Cedar Rapids. We have several water tests to take next week to send to the Hygienic Lab in Iowa City. Will we even be able to mail them?

Robert Amos says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 6:59 AM

I was shocked comming into my 3 yr of surviving hurricane Katrina hear on the Gulfcoast, to see my home town devistated by flood waters. I spent my teen yrs in your fine city, graduated from Washington High in 1982. My luv goes out to you all.

Vernie says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 6:32 AM

My X in laws lived on edgewater drive, Coralville. Never saw water like this!!!

Bobbi says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 5:19 AM

Several years ago I lived in CR. I can't believe looking at the pictures, my prayers are with all affected.

RSB says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 12:40 AM

My wife and I are in Guangzhou China at present on business. We live to the north of CR and are shocked at the flooding taking place. CR flooding is being coverd by CNN Asia!! May have to head home if gets any worse.

M.A.T. says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 10:40 PM

People have posted great photos of such devastation. What i dont like is the comments that some people have said. My mother is poor and the little that she did have is gone! Have some compassion! Thank God for the wonderful cummunity that we have! Ty

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 6:24 PM

You had 2 pictures of the Fort Atkinson bridge on this morning's news. Where can I find them on your website?

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