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Linn County offices back in pre-flood home

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Another step forward in Cedar Rapids from the Flood of 2008 -- Linn County offices are back in their pre-flood home.

An open house and ribbon cutting happened Tuesday for the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center.  It's named after the county's first woman and longest serving supervisor.

The renovated building will protect against future flood threats.

"We have all the electrical and mechanical elevated and the only things down here are conference rooms," said Ben Rogers, Linn County Supervisor.  "So if a future flood would happen of the same magnitude, we would only be out tables and chairs."

The new center is also more green, meeting Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

The building is more energy efficient and uses sustainable building practices.

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