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Monday, June 15, 2009

Hawkeye Review: Should we be celebrating the flood anniversary?

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

I've spoken to several flood victims this week who like me, found ourselves "reliving" the trauma of the floods as we now markthe anniversary of this devastating event. Although the official crest didn't occur until late tomorrow (one year ago on Friday, June 13th) I knew as did 18,000 other Cedar Rapids residents last summer our lives were suddenly changed in just a matter of hours. I want to go on record as supporting community pride, involvement and I wholeheartedly endorse civic engagement at all levels. That said, I am very sympathetic to the more than 1,000 households in Cedar Rapids that still live day to day with no home and no immediate promise for significant assistance.

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