MidAmerica Basement Systems
MidAmerica Basement Systems lends a helping hand in flood prevention efforts in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Davenport, IA - September 26, 2016
The flood of 2016 in Cedar Rapids is expected to be the second worst flood in Cedar Rapids history. MidAmerica Basement Systems lent a helping hand to help in the efforts to protect the city of Cedar Rapids from the second worse flood since the summer of 2008. On Sunday, September 25th, a team of volunteers assembled at the MidAmerica Basement Systems Headquarters in Davenport, IA. At 10 in the morning, employees, friends and family assembled for the drive to Cedar Rapids. The team arrived at the Hawkeye Downs sandbagging location at 11:30, and they stayed to fill sandbags until 1:30. The team included service manager Randi Denton, her husband, kids, and friends, design specialist Bryan Nachazel and his family, service technician Dillion Heard, marketing manager Sara Pethoud, and marketing assistant Jadyn Derr. It takes a village to save a city.
The flood of 2016 is already causing damages in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. Though the flood is not predicted to be as bad as the flood of 2008, which crested at 31.3 feet, it is expected to be one of the worst floods in Cedar Rapids history and cause millions of dollars worth of damage. In 2008, the damages amounted to more than 10 million dollars. In 2016, the flood waters are expected to crest at 23 feet, and cause between 5 and 6 million dollars worth of damage. MidAmerica Basement Systems' Cedar Rapids office is expected to be affected by flood waters.
MidAmerica Basement Systems, the local experts in all things basementy, has three offices in Davenport, Peoria and Cedar Rapids.