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Wall Street Journal and now CBS News take a fresh look at the progress of city’s flood recovery

In City Hall, Floods, Jerry McGrane on February 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

The lamentations from city and community leaders have been growing increasingly urgent in recent weeks and months. Not enough federal-funding support is getting to Cedar Rapids to help it recover from last June’s flood, the leaders have been pleading. The fear is the city’s flood recovery has dropped from view.


The message may be getting some traction on the national stage.


Just this Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal featured a story on the city’s struggles since the flood. The Journal reporter was in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 30, at one point riding with council member Jerry McGrane and Linn supervisor Linda Langston in McGrane’s pickup as they toured flood-damaged neighborhoods.


SEE the Journal story;


Word came Friday that veteran CBS News reporter Dean Reynolds will be Cedar Rapids on Monday to get his take on the state of the city’s recovery.  Keep an eye out for Reynolds’ report. 


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