A Pontoon boat used to retrieve rolls of carpet and vinyl from Randy's Carpets warehouse @ the intersection of 2nd St. (Coralville Strip) and 6th Ave.

Innovative evacuation at Randy's Carpets

As flood waters continued to rise on 6/14, A pontoon boat was loaded with rolls of carpet and vinyl and pulled from the south side mid-level of Randy's Carpets warehouse to waiting trucks in attempt to save inventory. On the north side upper-level, a hole was cut in the roof and a crane used to lift out five forklift trucks and other inventory. The water in the lower level of the warehouse was chest high. The mid-level was knee deep, and ankle deep in the upper level.

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