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Old 04-22-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Does anyone have pictures from the floods in Iowa City? I lived there for 22 years, but have been away for a few years, and didn't make it back to help in June because of road closures. I kept up with everything online though, where KCRG showed their 24 hour a day broadcast.

I was surprised how well they've cleaned things up the 3-4 times I've been back since then.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the photos. One little correction. The Englert was split in half in the 80s when the multiplex movie theaters were just beginning to happen. It wasn't without some controversy even then.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Hancher Auditorium took a big hit in the flood. It's not coming back real soon.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Does anyone have pictures from the floods in Iowa City? I lived there for 22 years, but have been away for a few years, and didn't make it back to help in June because of road closures. I kept up with everything online though, where KCRG showed their 24 hour a day broadcast.

I was surprised how well they've cleaned things up the 3-4 times I've been back since then.
The Des Moines Register has a big photo gallery of the flood (a mix of IC, CR, and Des Moines photos), and I have just a few I took myself on my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/citizensharp/page3/ - broken link).

I remember watching KCRG too, and thinking how rough those poor news anchors looked as the flood drug on. I also remember how shocked they themselves seemed when they had to announce the complete evacuation of downtown Cedar Rapids. Those were some scary times, for sure.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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The Des Moines Register has a big photo gallery of the flood (a mix of IC, CR, and Des Moines photos), and I have just a few I took myself on my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/citizensharp/page3/ - broken link).

I remember watching KCRG too, and thinking how rough those poor news anchors looked as the flood drug on. I also remember how shocked they themselves seemed when they had to announce the complete evacuation of downtown Cedar Rapids. Those were some scary times, for sure.
Yeah, I remember watching Bruce Aune and Beth Malicki on live for HOURS AND HOURS. I'd go to sleep and they were on, then wake up the next morning and there they were again. I didn't know Beth, she's new to the area I believe, but I really loved her after watching the coverage for those few days. They kept apologizing for losing their train of thought or flubbing on the air - but they'd been on for 18 hours straight in 90+ degree temps in the news room!!!

My dad is a Director for the Business Services/Motor Pool/Physical Plant for the University - so of course his departments and his time were in very dire need during those weeks. He and my mom spent the entire time watching it on TV, then going to sandbag campus and random neighborhoods, and then trying to work with hundreds of people from Campus all needing trucks, supplies, etc.

My dad has lived in Coralville since 1950, so I know that even though he got about zero hours of sleep as a 60 year old man last summer, he wouldn't have changed anything. I think he really appreciated being able to make a difference and help out around town. My mother too, they really LOVE Iowa City. I felt so horrible I couldn't come back. I tried to rent a car from Chicago right when I realized how BAD things were really going to get, maybe that Thursday afternoon - but by the time I tried to leave Friday it was impossible to go from Chicago to Iowa City without going north through Waterloo and down via Des Moines.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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It's always been a very tolerant and open minded place
That's one of the funniest things I've read today. I find that the more liberal a place or person is the less tolerant it/they are. Iowa City comes off to me as one big echo chamber for liberals without much tolerance for others that have differing views and opinions.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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look's like iowa city just might have a little lite weight something going on.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Des Moines
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Oh fo' shizzle brah! A little sumpin lite weight up in this piece indeed.

It'll be as hard as those mean mugs up in Waterloo there in due time.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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To much like suburb,i doubt it.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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just face it - waterloo is irrelevant!
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