Anamosa Flood 2008

The flood of 2008 has impacted Eastern Iowa with a devastating blow. In years past, Anamosa has been hit pretty hard and the people there have learned from the experience and developed plans and procedures in place to protect the city in the case of that. It may be a 500 year flood but this can be remedied by following the lead of Anamosa by being pro-active to protect your community.
Larry Driscoll and Dennis Murphy answer questions by Shannon Appleby to let us in on this secret.
Building up the Levy and dykes before they are over flowed and sandbagging in advance. Over estimating the levels are also a part of that plan.
Story recorded on June 11th, 2008
Added June 12th, 2008

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