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    Posted June 18, 2008 by
    LVMag
    Location
    Iowa City, Iowa
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Midwest flooding

    Iowa City Floods - A Personal Home Tour

     

     

    With Iowa City nearly split in two, literally and

    metaphorically, those of us most affected by the waters are working to

    stitch our lives back together.

     

     

    The floods that ravaged our city over the last week have left

    hundreds homeless, businesses closed, and the rest of the city strained

    by an infrastructure in shambles.

     

     

    As soon as the waters die down, there will be many questions that

    need to be asked: Why can’t the Army Corp ad USGS accurately predict the inflow of

    water into the reservoir? Why didn’t the city give homeowners the time

    they needed to save their belongings? Where was the foresight after a

    record snowfall to empty the reservoir at an earlier date? These

    questions will be asked, but will there ever be answers?

     

     

    Until then, all we have are the stories of individuals and groups fighting the floods. Here’s mine.

     

     

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