Iowa City, the home of my alma mater, The University of Iowa, is suffering a terrible flood. The flood is just as bad, if not worse, as the flood of 1993.
I think it's going to be worse this year. There is a lot more development along the river, especially in the neighboring town of Coralville. The 'strip' in Coralville, which houses most of the retail businesses is under several feet of water. It's terrible.
One really smart thing the university is doing is using Blogspot to host announcements about the flood. http://uiflood.blogspot.com/ I salute whoever thought of that.
Some aerial photos of the damage here.
Below are a few slide shows from the the Daily Iowan, the school newspaper.
Monday, June 16, 2008
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Posted by Paul Wiedel at 7:35 AM