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Museum On A Mission

In June of 2008, the Cedar River in Iowa crested at 19 feet above flood stage affecting businesses and homes in Cedar Rapids. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library was one of those affected by the epic flood. "Rising Above: A Story of the People and the Flood," is an interactive exhibit that tells the impact of the flood on the museum and the Czech area of Cedar Rapids through news stories, video and eyewitness accounts. But that’s not all. The museum is on a mission to change the potential impact of disasters for visitors of all ages. See how they do it. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA - Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Video by Steve Zumwalt - Jun 05, 2012
Last Updated: May 1, 2014