The 2008 flood in Iowa City

How the University of Iowa Recovered From the ‘Unfathomable’ Flood That Ruined It

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. And 11 years later, the school’s art museum has yet to be replaced.

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