The experience of the people of Cedar Rapids, Iowa is almost unbelievable. The Des Moines Register captured the experience with many, many images.
In this photo, Des Moines Register photojournalist Harry Baumert Brandon Smith, 23, carries Bender, right, and Fry, his fiance's cats, this morning in southwest Cedar Rapids. His neighbor, Tyrone
Pierce, 49, follows. Smith said there was no flooding in sight when they
evacuated the neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
While the neighbor appears in this image, the cats -- their unassuming nature -- ones that might otherwise be left behind-- really help tell the story.