Iowans Retrieve Belongings Under Flood Curfew

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High flood waters last week forced nearly 25,000 residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to evacuate their homes. Now the city is letting some residents return, even though the police continue to enforce a strict curfew.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Here's another story we're tracking this morning. Residents if Cedar Rapids, Iowa are having an experience that is familiar to some residents of New Orleans. Flooding in that city forced about 24,000 people to evacuate. Some can return home because floodwaters are beginning to recede. But their neighborhoods are under police guard and they have to stop at a checkpoint before they can return. A strict curfew is in effect, so people have to go in, stop by their homes and carry out anything they can.

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