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Derecho delays football season for Cedar Rapids Community School District

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) - The Cedar Rapids Community School District has met another obstacle in its return-to-learn plan.

The derecho that ripped through the area on Monday has not only caused damage to homes and businesses, but also to schools in Cedar Rapids.

Football practice was suppose to begin on Monday for the J-Hawks. Instead, head coach Chris Buesing is busy cleaning up the remaining debris from Monday's devastating storm.

Buesing said his Northwest side neighborhood was hit hard, and he doesn't believe the electricity will return to home for at least a month.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School itself suffered extensive damage in the storm.

The school district cancelled the first week of football practice, but Buesing is hoping to get back to get back on the field Monday.

Buesing, who went through the cedar rapids floods of 2008, said his house suffered much more damage 12 years ago.

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Rick Coleman

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