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 […]