The Flood of 2008

The Flood of 2008
June 15, 2008 Ryan Kibsgaard

In June of 2008 the company’s location in northern Cedar Falls was destroyed by a 500-year flood of the Cedar River.  The flood caused nearly 64 Billion dollars in damage in Iowa alone.

The Cedar River invading our building

Our conference room table – safe to say meetings were postponed.  This table was custom ordered and ASI had just taken delivery of the table shortly before the flood.  In this photo the table is sitting on cinder blocks 4′ off the floor.

Water levels were above our break room counter-tops…Yes that is our fridge floating!

Waste deep water filled our office

An aerial image of downtown Cedar Rapids shows the devestation the flood caused throughout Iowa.