Title

Iowa City Community Development Coordinator Steve Long discusses the 2008 flood

Project

Flood Project

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Document Type

Oral History

Duration

00:17:19

Publication Date

2-26-2013

Location

University of Iowa

Description

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

Keywords

Iowa City Flood

Comments

Flood Project

Rights

Copyright © 2013 The University of Iowa

 

URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/historycorps/11