Footage from Cedar Rapids, Iowa flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Cedar River poured over its banks here Thursday, forcing the evacuation of nearly 4,000 homes, causing a railroad bridge to collapse and leaving cars underwater on downtown streets.

Officials estimated that 100 blocks were underwater in Cedar Rapids, where several days of preparation could not hold back the rain-swollen river. Rescuers had to use boats to reach many stranded residents, and people could be seen dragging suitcases up closed highway exit ramps to escape the water.

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Footage shot from a rooftop in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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3 Responses to “Footage from Cedar Rapids, Iowa flooding”

  1. Angela Bruyere Mogg Says:

    Hello,

    My name is Angela and I am writing to you from Mark Burnett Productions and DreamWorks Television in Los Angeles. We are doing a new docu/drama tv series on deserving people, and we are giving them their absolute dream wedding. In the wake of all of the flooding in Iowa, we can’t help but think that someone’s wedding must have been postponed, ruined or simply canceled, and we would like to help them out! If you know how we should contact, please let us know or pass this information on.

    Thank you,
    Angela Bruyere Mogg
    Casting Assoc.
    310 909-5410
    amogg@markburnettprod.com

  2. Kurt Johnston Says:

    Iowa Flooding “Reconnecting Families and Individuals”
    For Immediate Release:
    Iowa USA
    Friday, June 13, 2008

    NOKR is asking anyone that may have a missing or potentially injured family member due to the flooding situation in Iowa to register this person with the Next of Kin Registry.
    Register at: http://www.nokr.org

    Registered contact information will be passed on to area emergency officials responding to this disaster.

    The NOKR organization has initiated contact with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management office to offer any assistance possible to help reunify individuals and families displaced by this tragic flooding.

    The Next of Kin Registry (NOKR)
    Can be found in the following area in Iowa

    State of Iowa website (Public Safety Services)
    http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/safetyservices.html

    US Governments Portal USA.gov (Under Family Services)
    http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Health.shtml
    Next of Kin National Registry

    About NOKR:

    The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) was established as a FREE tool for daily emergencies and national disasters. NOKR is an emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR provides the public a free proactive service to store emergency contacts, next of kin and vital medical information that would be critical to emergency response agencies. Stored information is only accessible via a secure area that is only accessible by emergency public trust agencies that have registered with NOKR.

    NOKR encourages every township, county, municipality, city, state and nation to take ownership of the NOKR. This resource belongs to you, your citizens and to your emergency agencies. Take the NOKR registration forms and add your own identifying symbols.

    NOKR is a humanitarian organization. As part of our mission to society NOKR has created a trusted safeguarding system for all personal emergency contacts worldwide. NOKR does not own the information we store, this information belongs to the registrants and is made available securely to registered emergency agencies during times of urgent need.

    NOKR is a non-partisan; non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to bridging rapid emergency contact information. NOKR was established in January 2004, for daily emergency situations.

    The NOKR’s system is used during daily emergencies and was utilized for the following national and global disasters.
    2004 Asian Tsunami
    2005 London Bombing
    2005 Hurricane Disasters
    2005 Mudslide Guatemala
    2006 India Train Bombing
    2006 Indonesia Earthquake
    2006 Leyte Village Philippines Mudslide
    2007 Virginia Tech College Shooting
    2007 I-35 Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2007 California Wild fires

  3. Parmeter Says:

    You made some good points there. I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it?s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!

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