Flooding in Cedar Rapids June 12th

These are images taken of the worst of the flooding on June 12th, 2008. The river crested the very next day. I can only hope that this documentation of these awful events will help generations to come understand the magnitude of this destruction.

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Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 9:35 AM

So were you the one who stopped on I-380 5-in-1 dam to snap pictures causing massive headaches for all those that HAD to use this route as the only available crossing for the Cedar River for essential needs?

Chris says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 9:52 AM

Truly historic photos for the generations to come.

k2bdeutmeyer says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 12:01 PM

These photos were all taken from a moving vehicle - no stopping :)

Tonyd says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 12:09 PM

No she was not one of the ones that was stopped on the bridge. She was taking pics out the window as I was driving us home.

Lynn says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 12:36 PM

Thanks pics are always good documentation to a disaster esoically for those who can't get out to see for themselves.

kbffers says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 4:25 PM

"So were you the one who stopped on I-380 5-in-1 dam to snap pictures causing massive headaches for all those that HAD to use this route as the only available crossing for the Cedar River for essential needs?" What a loser

tm says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 9:59 PM

Wonderful documentation of an historic event...thank you for sharing

Rachelle says ... on Tuesday, Jun 17 at 11:26 PM

Thank-You for the pics. I also believe in years to come they will be helpful to many generations. It's too bad that some feel the need to spew venom at a time like this.

spawster says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 3:00 PM

I grew up in Iowa. I am currently living on the west coast and really appreciate the great pics. For those of you so worried about getting a little delayed on your needful execursion..now is a time for kindness not rudeness.

DailyCommuter says ... on Sunday, Jun 29 at 3:56 PM

I was one of the daily commuters. Didnt really care that I was late, it was all understood. The best photos came from the people, not the media. If you cannot take a picture while it is happening, then when do you? Thank you for the photos.

Christy says ... on Monday, Jul 7 at 8:44 PM

My dad's barber shop is in Time Check, he wants to stay. The building is on the edge in the 100 year flood plain. He wants to get back at fixing it up. We have it gutted it already. His idea of what needs to be done seems to make sense to me.

AllyBo says ... on Thursday, Jul 10 at 10:45 AM

I'm trying to compile my own video. Can you e-mail me these pics or tell me how to get them off here?

Chris R. says ... on Saturday, Sep 13 at 1:25 AM

My husband & I were walkin in atleast 4-5 feet of water on first Ave & First St. in Cedar Rapids. If anyone wants to talk about the flood u can email me @ ladythumper09@yahoo.com bye for now

Danielle R says ... on Friday, Jul 17 at 2:28 PM

i am one of the people who lost everything and i am glad to see pictures that other people have taking cause everyones is different then mine thank you so much...................

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