Cedar Falls, Iowa ---
"It's just a tragedy," said Barmuda Corp. CEO Darin Beck. "We're almost two weeks out and we still have water in here." ...
"We tried to elevate some things off the ground, but we couldn't predict there would be 6 feet of water in here," ...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:01 PM CDT:
As of Monday night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected a crest of 100 feet for the Cedar River in Cedar Falls. That mark would be nearly 4 feet above the record flood in 1999 of 96.2 feet. As a comparison, the 1999 flood topped the previous record by only .1 foot, and all of the top 10 floods in Cedar Falls have been in the 94- to 96-foot range.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:38 PM CDT
The National Weather Service has now raised the flood level for Cedar Falls, saying now that it will crest at 103 feet later today.
The National Weather Service now projects that the Cedar River will reach an elevation of 103 feet and roll over the top of the downtown flood control levee.