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Linn County residents get better idea of 100 year flood risk

LINN COUNTY, Iowa — Residents and city leaders in Linn County got a better idea about the risk of future flooding in their area as the Iowa DNR held public meetings about it’s new Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Ever since the 2008 floods, the Iowa DNR has been tasked with collecting data and creating flood insurance rate maps along with the Iowa Flood Center. Now, they’re getting ready to roll out new ones. Although it’s not a quick process. At this time, they’re holding public meetings, looking for input from city leaders and homeowners.

Today, the DNR held two meetings at the Cedar Rapids City Services building, informing the public and city leaders about how risk has changed in areas since the 2010 maps.

Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids

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