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Our makeshift news set in 2nd Ave SE.

Our makeshift news set in 2nd Ave SE.

Renovation work continues at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The theater was heavily damaged by the 2008 floods. (Matt Nelson/The Gazette - KCRG-TV9)

Renovation work continues at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The theater was heavily damaged by the 2008 floods. (Matt Nelson/The Gazette - KCRG-TV9)

This is the view, literally from right outside of our station door. The flood water is half a block away.

This is the view, literally from right outside of our station door. The flood water is half a block away.

On June 13th, our building lost all power as we switched from one generator to another. We were without power for an hour, in the middle of live coverage. So we moved to the street! Bruce and Beth and the whole team went outside to the water's edge and continued live coverage. This is one of the few sections of our flood coverage that we have no record of because all of the machines that we use to record coverage went dead.

On June 13th, our building lost all power as we switched from one generator to another. We were without power for an hour, in the middle of live coverage. So we moved to the street! Bruce and Beth and the whole team went outside to the water's edge and continued live coverage. This is one of the few sections of our flood coverage that we have no record of because all of the machines that we use to record coverage went dead.

Engineers scramble to make it all work.

Engineers scramble to make it all work.

Beth & Bruce anchoring coverage from the middle of 2nd Avenue in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Beth & Bruce anchoring coverage from the middle of 2nd Avenue in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The bird it up... TV9 station in the background.

The bird it up... TV9 station in the background.

CEO/President Chuck Peters and Publisher Joe Hladky pull some strings to keep us on the air and online - in the middle of the evacuation zone.

CEO/President Chuck Peters and Publisher Joe Hladky pull some strings to keep us on the air and online - in the middle of the evacuation zone.

All hands on deck - News Director Becky LG checks out our portable control room.

All hands on deck - News Director Becky LG checks out our portable control room.

Bruce and Beth at the water's edge with Dave Franzman and Josh Hinkle waiting to give the latest tidbits.

Bruce and Beth at the water's edge with Dave Franzman and Josh Hinkle waiting to give the latest tidbits.

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