Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hit by Flooding (VIDEO)

Interview with Steve Shriver, owner of a lip balm business, showing water of Cedar River running through downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Aerial view of downtown Cedar Rapids from Crowne Plaza Hotel roof on June 12, 2008 at about 11:00 a.m.

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Quaker Oats plans to idle 1,100 workers, in a shutdown that will likely extend until Sunday. The Quaker Oats plant, the world’s largest cereal manufacturing plant, was not flooded. The plant, built in 1873, sits on the banks of the Cedar River.