We're working hard to build a greater community for you, your kids and your kids' kids. Check out the significant progress we're making in flood recovery and other community improvement projects. See our progress here.
All of the housing lost in the flood has been replaced. Eighty-two percent of flood-impacted businesses have reopened – beating the national average. The buyout program and the demolition of flood-damaged properties will be complete by the end of the year. The City has rebuilt or renovated most of its facilities impacted by the flood.
Shortly after the flood, the Cedar Rapids City Council set three important goals for flood recovery: reinvest in housing, businesses and neighborhoods; rebuild public facilities; and improve flood protection. All of those goals have been accomplished except permanent flood protection on both sides of the Cedar River. While the City has purchased more equipment and improved its interim flood protection measures, we continue to work on identifying funding sources for a permanent flood management system. Construction of floodwalls for the east side of the Cedar River may begin as soon as 2017.
National Spotlight on Cedar Rapids
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