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June 15, Russ Shelton carries his seven-year-old, 30-pound cat, Sam, across Ninth St. NW after rescuing the cat from his flooded home Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The dark, filthy water that flooded Iowa's second-largest city finally started to recede Saturday after forcing 24,000 people to flee, but those who remained were urged to cut back on showering and flushing to save the last of their unspoiled drinking water (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jim Slosiarek)

 

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Des Moines levee fails; Cedar Rapids flood recedes

06/14/2008