Flood Recovery

No luck for now with D.C. funding request for Cedar Rapids flood control project

CEDAR RAPIDS — In early December, Mayor Ron Corbett and City Manager Jeff Pomeranz went to Washington, D.C., seeking to get mention of the c ... »

More than 6 years of talk about flood control in Cedar Rapids nearing end

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials and their engineering consultants have been talking about the possible alignment and look of a coming flood-co ... »

Cedar Rapids to spread some house reconstruction funding to city’s outskirts

CEDAR RAPIDS — New housing developments on the city's outskirts will benefit from federal disaster dollars that once had to be spent exclusiv ... »

Cedar Rapids housing projects awarded $15.66 million in federal disaster funding

CEDAR RAPIDS — The former Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. office building secured $3.12 million in federal disaster funds Thursday, which w ... »

City of Cedar Rapids drops fight with FEMA over consultants

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials have thrown in the towel in their dispute with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over high-priced fees f ... »

Bertram works to replace bridge lost to 2014 flooding

BERTRAM — City officials here are making plans to replace an historic, one-lane bridge that flash flooding in June knocked down into Big Cre ... »

Mayor, city manager return from ‘tough’ task in D.C.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Flood control for the city is a three-legged stool when it comes to funding, according to Mayor Ron Corbett.

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Couple’s new home gives glimpse of future for Wellington Heights

CEDAR RAPIDS — Josh and Alyssa Hulme say they’ve gotten themselves a little piece of heaven on a corner lot in Wellington Heights, th ... »

Archaeologists at work to protect past from future flood-protection system

CEDAR RAPIDS — Archaeologists struck out three years ago trying to find signs of first permanent settler Osgood Shepherd’s 1830s cabi ... »

Cedar Rapids extends contract with lobbying firm in effort to secure flood protection money

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday extended its contract with a lobbying firm to help secure federal money for the city ... »

Cedar Rapids residents weigh in on west-side flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — About 120 residents who care about the coming flood protection system in and near the Time Check neighborhood in northwest Ce ... »

Cedar Rapids, consultant seek fresh input on Time Check flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials and engineering consulting firm HR Green Inc. will conduct a neighborhood workshop on Thursday evening in nort ... »

Cedar Rapids City Services Center open to public Wednesday

CEDAR RAPIDS — Residents can turn out Wednesday for a tour of the city’s new $36 million City Services Center at 500 15th Ave. SW.

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Cedar Rapids plans to spend $1.5 million more in LOST funds for northwest rec center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week is slated to approve the spending of an additional $1.5 million in revenue from an earlier 1-perce ... »

Audit: FEMA should have contributed $10.8 million less to new Cedar Rapids library

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed $10.83 million more than it should have for the city’s new, $46 mi ... »

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