Regarding flood warnings for Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
Update, 9:15am 9/24: Thank you to everyone who has come to help. We will be sandbagging again in Czech Village today at 10am. If you’d like to help, we are meeting in front of the NCSML in the circle drive. The NCSML, including its exhibitions, will remain open today, Saturday, September 24, however, the family art workshop scheduled today and the film screening on September 28 have been cancelled. The parking garage is closed for use – please find parking in the surface lots around Czech Village. The museum will be closed on Sunday, September 25, and expects to be closed through September 30. Updates will continue to be posted here at NCSML.org. Immortal: Warhol’s Last Works will be closed beginning on Sunday, September 25, and will not reopen. Thank you for your understanding.
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is taking seriously the floods predicted for the Cedar River the week of September 26. The building, artifacts and library collection are in no immediate danger due to flood protection measures put in place when the museum was rebuilt after the flood of 2008. However, we are preparing for the potential of water in the garage level, which was also designed to withstand this type of event. In addition, the NCSML owns three properties in Czech Village and we are doing all we can to work with the tenants to prepare for water in the basements and first floors of buildings. We are very concerned for our neighbors in Czech Village and New Bohemia and are helping in any way we can. We hope that anyone who is able will assist with flood preparation in affected neighborhoods. Please continue to check the website where we will post updates on a regular basis.
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