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Loebsack Applauds Iowa Flood Center’s Efforts on Flood Education

Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the University of Iowa’s Iowa Flood Center for their participation in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Hazards Event on the Hill.  The Iowa Flood Center was invited to Washington to highlight their advanced work to help address the needs of Iowa communities to better predict and prepare for floods.

Loebsack Sees Long-Term Benefit of National Flood Center

By Diane Heldt Eastern Iowa Government IOWA CITY — Despite concerns about the federal budget, Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack said Monday in Iowa City he thinks federal funding for a proposed national flood center is important and could provide savings in the long term. The research of flood preparation and mitigation that would happen at […]

First Responder: Water Level Sensors Provide Better Picture of Potential Floods

Water Level Sensors Provide Better Picture of Potential Floods FirstResponder.gov In June 2008, floodwaters swamped eastern Iowa. The water in Cedar Rapids rose to within about 18 inches of the level that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had previously calculated would be reached only in the worst-case scenario for the Cedar River. This flood […]

Loebsack: Strong Flood Plan A Must for Iowa

Strong flood plan a must for Iowa By David Loebsack The Gazette Guest Opinion As Iowans across the state are all too aware, flooding has caused more damage in recent years than any other natural disaster. Folks across Eastern Iowa and Southeastern Iowa are still struggling to rebuild their homes and businesses after the devastating […]

Daily Nonpareil: ‘Don’t Test the Waters’ to share flood resources

The Daily Nonpareil Council Bluffs, IA Pottawattamie County residents can learn how to prepare for floods and protect against property losses at a flood awareness community meeting Thursday. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan E. Voss, along with interagency partners, invites residents to heighten their flood awareness at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Bluffs Public Library, located […]

Sigourney News Review: Iowa Insurance Division and Interagency Partners Host Flood Awareness Community Meetings

Don’t Test the Waters Iowa—Community Forums by Iowa’s Flood Awareness Interagency Coalition Des Moines, IA – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan E. Voss, along with interagency partners, today announced the schedule for flood awareness community meetings being held throughout Iowa this May and June. The schedule for “Don’t Test The Waters Iowa: Community Forums by Iowa’s […]

Kalona News: Kalona get revised FEMA floodplain map

Kalona get revised FEMA floodplain map By Ronald Slechta The Kalona News Dr. Larry Weber, Director, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering and the Iowa Flood Center, presented the Kalona City Council Monday night another revised 100-year flood plain. The revised map that uses methodology the Iowa Flood Center was previously authorized by FEMA and the DNR to […]

KCRG: New Inexpensive Flood Sensors Keep Watch on Iowa’s Waterways

By Gregg Hennigan CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – It was anxious times for some Butler County residents last week. The Shell Rock River – which had a history of minor flooding before it “ran wild” in 2008, according to Mitch Nordmeyer, the county’s emergency management coordinator – was above flood stage. Nordmeyer was able to use […]