Title

Joel Wilcox recalls the 2008 flood and earlier floods in Iowa City

Project

Flood Project

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Document Type

Oral History

Duration

00:36:32

Publication Date

2-28-2013

Location

Iowa City

Description

Hear Joel Wilcox describe what it was like working with the federal government and the local buyout program as his neighborhood, just off Taft Speedway and across the river from Mosquito Flats, struggled to rebuild after the flood. He provides detail into the controversy and politics that arose as food victims and other neighborhood residents worked with FEMA, HUD, and other governmental agencies to obtain disaster relief and make infrastructural changes to decrease the impact of future flood events.

Interviewers Anna Flaming and Christina Jenson

Keywords

Iowa City Flood

Comments

Flood Project

Rights

Copyright © 2013 The University of Iowa

 

URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/historycorps/17