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Old 04-19-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I have only driven through Iowa on I-80 and I always wonder how Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and other small towns are doing.

So have they came back? Is there still abandoned buildings? What are plans for certain properties. Is the area better than before? Have the people that left came back? How long will this all take.

I think Iowa is an underrated state that gets overlooked a lot. Back here in Ohio a lot of people don't know too much if anything about it. I have always had a great time in Des Moines, and you guys are home to some awesome universities.

I hope everything is coming back after the floods.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:11 AM
 
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At the University of Iowa in Iowa City a lot of the buildings that were flooded are back in operation and many of them have been for a long time. There are a couple buildings that have been closed for a while and I don't know if they are still closed but I would assume so because to make up for the lack of buildings, they moved those buildings' operations to other locations and added a bus that services another area - and that bus is still in service.

I don't know about any other cities since I'm in IC and Dubuque and Dubuque didn't get hit. I don't think the floods were on the scale of like a hurricane Katrina where Iowa would never be the same again. It's back to business as usual for the most part in Iowa City.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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I know Iowa City pretty much sprang back immediately, and Des Moines/Dubuque/Davenport didn't get hit much at all.

Cedar Rapids by far took the brunt, and I think while they've bounced back quickly in areas where there was a vested interest, in many other areas it's pretty much stagnant. I feel that a lack of really strong and motivated leadership really hurt Cedar Rapids in the immediate period after the floods. Cedar Rapids has always had problems with being on the forefront, and having solid proud goals and huge visions. It's a nice city that's always chugged along in the shadows. Growing slowly with nice school and low crime, no traffic or many social issues. It just doesn't dream big or let out any loud roars.
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