The story of Iowa’s effort to restore its campus shows how hard it is to come back from a disaster, even with the university’s myriad resources. While the school reopened quickly with makeshift power and cramped facilities, it took eight years to fully rebuild.
Effective immediately, Iowans can call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery. The Flood Hotline is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.
Iowans should be prepared for potential flooding this spring, according to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) spring flood and water resource outlook for eastern Iowa. A wet fall left the area with nearly saturated soils going into winter. The melt rate of the current snowpack will also have an impact on possible flooding, as will […]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The National Weather Service released its first spring flood outlook of the season on Thursday. It shows that the risk of spring snowmelt flooding is considerably higher than average. Read more.
Floods in Iowa are changing. We have entered a period of more widespread extreme rainfall, with storms projected to double in intensity by 2050. Last year was Iowa’s second wettest since such records have been kept. Statewide average precipitation was almost 10 inches above normal, and 27 counties across northern Iowa experienced their wettest year […]