Category: Iowa Flood 2008

My Old “New” Digs

July 23, 2008

I lived on the second floor of the Suchy Building, above the HD Youth Center just south of downtown Cedar Rapids for about a month before the flood.

Yesterday I went to pick up more things from my old/new apartment and noticed both the sign and blue awning had been removed.

Here are some photos from the HD Youth Center’s Flood Photo Page, before the sign and awning were removed:

Iowa Floods, 2008 – Update – Sunday June 22, 2008

June 23, 2008

I’ve finally found an image that shows me how high the water got in the Suchy Building in New Bohemia, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My apartment was on the 2nd floor, above the HD Youth Center.

I spent a bit of time helping with the cleanup of the HD Youth Center today. It reminded me of a past summer I spent working for the Des Moines Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Iowa Floods, 2008 – Update

June 21, 2008

My cats were rescued on Thursday (June 19, 2008). I’ve been displaced for 10 days now, and I’ll be moving back to the apartment complex I left before moving downtown (but not the same unit) on a month-to-month lease until I can (hopefully) go back to my downtown digs.

Here are photos of my 3 cats in my hotel room just after Angie T and I picked them up from the animal rescue center at Kirkwood Community College:




Thanks to Angie T of Violet Island fame for the photos!

Iowa Floods, 2008

June 15, 2008

Since I’ve just moved to the outskirts of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I was evacuated from my apartment early Wednesday morning (June 11, 2008) because of record-level flooding. I’m currently staying in a hotel on higher ground.

I hope to rescue my 3 cats tomorrow and bring them to the hotel with me.

If I cannot go back to live in my apartment by this Thursday (June 19, 2008), my cats may go to Iowa City, and I will hopefully be staying at a coworker’s house, mm-hmmm.