I found this slideshow of photographs of the flooding on You Tube. They were taken last night. Things are much worse now and more is yet to come.
The Czech Slovak Museum is half under water.
Train bridge is gone.
It looks like 1st, 2nd and 3rd Ave bridges have water on them.
All of downtown is underwater.
Last night, the water was in the Dairy Queen parking lot. Today, the water is up to the roof.
The crest is due tomorrow.
The original crest estimate was 24.4 feet (flood stage is 12 feet.) As of now (3:00 PM) the estimate flood level now is 25.4 feet, so they are readjusting the estimate of the new crest height, which still expected to reach our area Friday morning. We are at the 500 year flood plain level.
The water is up to the bottom of the front doors of this beautiful church.
The new crest estimate is over 28 feet. 3 feet over the flood plain level . More homes may need to be evacuated.
The river is measuring 29.32 feet. Estimated crest 32 feet.
More homes being evacuated in Cedar Rapids and Indian Creek is now flooding. It's raining again after already getting 6-8 inches of rain already today.