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Christmas tradition brings hope for flood recovery

WAVERLY (KWWL)  -- It's been six months now since the floods of 2008 innundated eastern Iowa, including downtown Waverly. The floods washed out Waverly's business district and it's still recovering.

The floods were even felt at the city's annual "Christmas Greetings on Main" Thursday night. Along side the holiday lights and celebrations sit flood damaged buildings still being repaired.

"A lot of businesses on main street were hit hard due to the fact the river's right there. I know Crawdaddy's was right there," Tiffany Kudron of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce.

The annual holiday tradition gave people in Waverly the gift of hope for recovery this year.

"I think it's great because it gives everyone a chance to realize we are back in business downtown Waverly and around the Waverly businesses," said Darrin Siefken of Crawdaddy Outdoors. "It gives everyone a chance to relax and have a little fun."

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