FEMA flood study recommends moving Vinton fire station away from river

  • Source: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
  • Published: 11/11/2017 05:51 AM

A months-long federal flood study in Vinton is finished. And the verdict by FEMA? The city of Vinton needs to move the fire station away from the Cedar River. The Benton County community’s fire station, built decades ago, literally sits on the banks of the Cedar River. In 2008, high water did significant damage to the fire station. HESCO sand barriers put up by volunteers and firefighters helped keep flood damage to a minimum in both 2013 and last year. The FEMA study, begun last winter, puts the price tag on a relocated fire station and ambulance service at $6.1-million dollars.


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