Iowa Under Water Live

June 13, 2008 - 2:14 PM

Coralville DamI'm starting this blog to keep everyone up to date on the happenings here in Iowa City and Coralville, IA during the floods. My name is Josh Cramer and I run an IT business in Coralville, IA. We have a city-wide wireless network providing internet service for numerous residential and business clients. We also provide IT networking services for many small businesses in the area. In addition, I also have a website development company called Cramer Development. Our flagship product is Markup Factory, a web publishing platform for creating websites and managing content.

I am also a part of Mars Hill Church in Iowa City. We've been working hard over the last several days to help sandbag and evacuate people.

Waters in the Iowa River are expected to excceed The Great Flood of '93 by more than six feet. The Iowa River is currently expected to crest at 35', which is 6.5 feed higher than the 28.5 feet crest in 1993. The current crest forecast is for sometime next Tuesday or Wednesday. However, every day for the last 3 - 4 days, the predictions of the flood magnitude have increased significantly.

My mission during this time is to be of as much assistance to the area businesses and residents as I can and to keep the servers running in our little data center in Coralville, IA.

I'll try to post updates here as much as I can to keep you all abreast on the happenings.