Federal aid finally comes through for Cedar Rapids flood protection

July 5, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS — A decade after the historic flood of 2008 devastated Cedar Rapids, the Army Corps of Engineers has come through with $117 million to help pay for flood protection in the city, officials and agencies said Thursday.

The flood caused an estimated $5.4 billion in property damages and economic losses in the community, and led to years of full-court presses from officials at the federal, state and local levels for federal aid to help build a permanent flood protection system.