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Rebuild Iowa Report Calls for Emergency Managers in All Counties

Article: Rebuild Iowa Report Calls for Emergency Managers in All Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – Severe weather and flooding from May 25 through most of June was the worst natural disaster in Iowa history. Termed the “500 year flood” by Governor Chet Culver, the rising waters displaced 40,000 Iowans and disrupted the lives of many others. On Tuesday, Governor Culver was presented…

Rebuilding A Greener Iowa

Article: Rebuilding A Greener Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, October 7, 2008 (ENS) – “My family and I are not flood victims but flood victors,” blogged one Cedar Rapids man. “We refuse to let this flood victimize us. As many who returned to their homes that were flooded, we found an awful mess and stench. Mixture of home furnishings, belongings, sewer…

Rebuild Iowa Commission Report Outlines Urgent Needs

Article: Rebuild Iowa Commission Report Outlines Urgent Needs

DES MOINES, Iowa, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Iowa government should ensure housing for all victims of this summer’s floods who need to be relocated, temporarily or permanently, before cold weather arrives, recommends the initial report of the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission issued Tuesday. The state should also expedite the flow of funds from…

Every Penny Is 'Precious' Says Iowa Governor Chet Culver

Article: Every Penny Is 'Precious' Says Iowa Governor Chet Culver

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 10, 2008 (ENS) – As he does his job of helping Iowans clean up and recover from the disastrous June floods, Governor Chet Culver is already thinking ahead to preventing the next flood emergency. In a webcast interview with the Editorial Board of the “Des Moines Register” newspaper today, the governor…

500 Year Flood Submerges Iowa

Article: 500 Year Flood Submerges Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – “Nearly one third of Iowa is already under water and water levels continue to rise,” said U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, urging federal financial assistance for his state. Waters are still rising in many parts of the state and the president responded. On Sunday, after touring…

Tornado Kills Four at Iowa Scout Camp, Towns Flee Floods

Article: Tornado Kills Four at Iowa Scout Camp, Towns Flee Floods

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 11, 2008 (ENS) – A tornado touched down at a Boy Scout camp in the woods near Little Sioux Wednesday, killing four people and injuring at least 40 others, Iowa Governor Chet Culver said tonight. In a conference call with reporters, the governor said Iowa National Guard soldiers, rescue teams and…

Torrential Rains, Flooding Swamp Midwestern Spring

Article: Torrential Rains, Flooding Swamp Midwestern Spring

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – After a miserable stormy spring, more severe weather, tornadoes, floods, and heavy rains wreaked havoc across the Plains on the weekend. And the high water and storm conditions continue today. Iowa Governor Chet Culver has activated the state’s emergency operations center and put 31 counties under an…

Iowa Plans Energy Independence By 2025

Article: Iowa Plans Energy Independence By 2025

Wind turbines in Wisconsin generate power bought by Alliant Energy to serve Iowa customers. (Photo by Todd Spinks courtesy NREL) DES MOINES, Iowa, December 14, 2007 (ENS) – Iowa’s initial Energy Independence Plan, submitted to Governor Chet Culver and members of the general assembly today, calls for the state to set standards that will reduce…