Flood waters have begun to recede in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and now the long road to recovery begins. Officials from Cedar Rapids and FEMA gave a briefing Wednesday on what is next.
Day by day, block by block residents are returning to find the mess left by the
catastrophic flooding. Over 25-thousand residents were evacuated when the
Cedar River sloshed over its banks and into the streets and neighborhoods of Cedar Rapids. Thirteen hundred city blocks were fully covered with water.
The damage is expected to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Cedar Rapids is Iowa's second-largest city with about 200-thousand residents