New flood zone maps for Cedar Rapids
February 26, 2010
Almost 2,000 properties are being moved into new flood-risk categories
in Cedar Rapids in early April, thanks to revisions by FEMA. The city says that the new designations
put about half of the homes and businesses into a higher-risk zone, and about half into a lower-risk zone. The city was hit by epic flooding in 2008
, and the recovery effort is still underway.
In preparation for the likely spring flooding
we'll see this year, homeowners should be testing their sump pumps
and cities should be testing their water-control gates
for ease of operation.
last revised February 2010