We're in the midst of a pretty nasty flood. Luckily, I don't think our home will be hit as we're far enough away from the creek and river. The Cedar River is expected to crest at 22 feet on Thursday. The flood stage is 12 feet and it is currently at 18.29 feet.
I'm in Marion, Iowa, a suburb of Cedar Rapids. My parents live about 75 miles north in Waverly where the Cedar River already crested. They watched the water come about 20 feet from their property. They got very lucky. The church I was married in is flooded...here is a picture.
My church is the larger one on the left. The Peace United church, on the right, is right next door and obviously is under as well. The water you see is actually a park and 1st Street. The river is behind the photographer.