Wet weather is causing problems again for the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. The museum building was to start moving Tuesday from the area where it flooded in 2008 to a spot close by that is on higher ground. But museum development director, Rod Scott, says wet weather has caused problems with the ramp between the building and its new location.
“It’s gotta be dry. And it’s made of clay, so if anyone’s ever worked with clay, remember in school where you got a little too much water and it just turns to muck?,” Scott said, “So we all came to the conclusion that we’re just going to wait another week and see if this weather pattern changes back to a drier pattern.” The move isn’t very far, but Scott says they can’t take chances with the building.
“The worst thing we can see is not having control of the structure, sliding, getting stuck. Can you imagine trying to find a tow truck that can get a 1,400 ton building out of a bunch of mud?,” Scott asked, “So weather’s one of those things that we just have to deal with.”
Thousands of visitors are expected to come out to watch the move, and the museum will show it on their web cam.