DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Some good news emerged Sunday in Iowa's flood fight. The river crested in Iowa City, although 16 buildings at the University of Iowa took on water. In Cedar Rapids, the thousands of residents who had been forced to evacuate flooded homes began to return, although they could only retrieve what they could carry.
Some numbers from the Iowa floods:
Deaths from flooding: 3
Evacuees: Roughly 36,000 Iowans in 11 counties, including 25,000 in Cedar Rapids.
Counties declared federal disaster areas: 18. A total of 83 counties are covered by a disaster declaration by Gov. Chet Culver.
Iowa National Guard soldiers deployed: 2,500
Sandbags: 4.8 million
Gallons of drinking water distributed: 180,930
Acres of soybeans lost: 2 million
Acres of corn lost: 1.3 million
Tillable acres of farmland under water: 16 percent of the state's 25 million acres.
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