Iowa Leaders Discuss Recovery Plans

By: ABCNews
By: ABCNews

(ABCNews) -- Leaders from flood-damaged Cedar Rapids, Iowa were in Grand Forks, North Dakota Tuesday talking about recovery.

City and business officials from both towns toured downtown Grand Forks to
see how that city recovered from flooding.

Eleven years ago, the Red River swelled and destroyed most of the city's
infrastructure, but with the help of architects and other specialists, the town
was able to bounce back. Now they're sharing what they've learned with
other cities suffering through the same.

Damage estimates due to flooding in Cedar Rapids are at one-billion dollars
right now. That total could rise in the coming days as people come back to
assess the damage.


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