Iowa City Community Development Coordinator Steve Long discusses the 2008 flood
University of Iowa
Iowa City Community Development Coordinator Steve Long describes the “hard and hot work” of sandbagging to protect Iowa City neighborhoods during the flood. More than anything else, he remembers an overwhelming sense of community cooperation. He also describes significant time spent consoling community members in his office. Often, residents were ill prepared for the flood, and Long notes that only one home in the Idyllwild neighborhood — just across the river fro Mosquito Flats — had flood insurance.
Interviewers Christina Jenson and John Kelly
Iowa City Flood
Copyright © 2013 The University of Iowa