flood http://iowapublicradio.org en An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowan-sochi-and-other-stories <p>In this News Buzz program, hear six short interviews about: the Iowa Juvenile Home, the Olympics in Russia, an embarrassing phone conversation involving the U.S. State Department, a cyber-security competition, a deadly snowmobile accident and safety concerns, and the analysis of flood prediction.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:51:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35968 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories Five Years After Flood, UI's Hancher Auditorium to be Demolished http://iowapublicradio.org/post/five-years-after-flood-uis-hancher-auditorium-be-demolished <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">In Iowa City, a highly visible end of an era for a fine arts icon: Hancher Auditorium’s walls will fall to demolition crews Monday – five years after the Iowa River’s&nbsp; muddy flood waters surged over the stage where the world’s best dancers, musicians, and thespians once performed. Demolition crews have been working inside since early summer, gutting Hancher’s interior.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:45:45 +0000 Dean Borg 29494 at http://iowapublicradio.org Five Years After Flood, UI's Hancher Auditorium to be Demolished Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/remembering-great-flood-1993 <p>It's been 20 years since the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers flooded, inundating much of the Midwest for months.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks back on this extensive natural disaster that affected millions of Midwesterns with IPR corespondent Dean Borg, Lester Graham who covered flooding along the Mississippi for NPR, and Bill Stowe who worked for Iowa Power and helped coordinate the isolation of Des Moines's electrical system when the Skunk River flooded the city.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27536 at http://iowapublicradio.org Remembering the Great Flood of 1993 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods http://iowapublicradio.org/post/5-years-later-iowans-learning-live-floods <p>It has been five years since the floods of 2008. Now, a week after another round of flooding in Eastern Iowa, IPR’s Durrie Bouscaren looks at how many Iowans are adapting to changing times.</p><p></p><p></p><p>More than a thousand runners participated in “Run the Flood,” an annual race through Cedar Rapids to commemorate the anniversary of a flood that would change the landscape of many Iowa cities and towns. Carmen Covington says she participates every year.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:39:51 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 22309 at http://iowapublicradio.org 5 years later, Iowans learning to live with floods Spring 2013 Iowa Floods http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spring-2013-iowa-floods <p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:30:06 +0000 Dean Borg, Durrie Bouscaren & John Pemble 21623 at http://iowapublicradio.org Spring 2013 Iowa Floods New Hartford flooding and evacuation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-hartford-flooding-and-evacuation <p>Public safety officials have evacuated the Butler County town of New Hartford due to rising flood waters of Beaver Creek that runs just west of town.&nbsp; All 650 residents have been asked to voluntarily leave much as they did almost exactly five years ago. Mitch Nordmeyer is the Butler County Emergency Management Director, he talks with Iowa Public Radio’s Pat Blank</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 20:22:03 +0000 Pat Blank 21434 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Hartford flooding and evacuation My Farm Roots: Barb and Lynn Handy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-barb-and-lynn-handy <p><em>This is the seventh installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"> </a><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><u>Click here to explore more </u></a><u><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots">My Farm Roots</a></u> stories and to share your own.</em></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:52:27 +0000 Camille Phillips 7103 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Barb and Lynn Handy A year after flood, Hamburg hopes to keep levee http://iowapublicradio.org/post/year-after-flood-hamburg-hopes-keep-levee <p>Last summer, Iowa and Nebraska were in the grips of major flooding along the Missouri River. Now, a small southwest Iowa community hopes to make permanent a levee that protected them from the river.&nbsp;</p><p>To find out more about the levee project, click <a href="http://hamburglevee.com">here</a>.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:31:43 +0000 Deborah Newcombe 5905 at http://iowapublicradio.org A year after flood, Hamburg hopes to keep levee Cedar Rapids Mural Reveals Post Flood Optimism http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cedar-rapids-mural-reveals-post-flood-optimism <p>Last Friday a new painting was unveiled in Cedar Rapids titled &ldquo;You Know, We&rsquo;re all in This Together&rdquo;.&nbsp; The work features dozens of optimistic community members in a scene about a city still recovering from the devastating flood of 2008.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:15:44 +0000 John Pemble 2970 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cedar Rapids Mural Reveals Post Flood Optimism Last Call for Flooded Residents http://iowapublicradio.org/post/last-call-flooded-residents <p>Nearly four years after the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids, you can still sell your damaged home to the city.&nbsp;That window&rsquo;s about to close, however.&nbsp;More than 100 people have signed up for the final round of buyouts &ndash; even though they&rsquo;ve stuck it out this long.&nbsp;Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Kate Wells reports.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Kate Wells 1697 at http://iowapublicradio.org Last Call for Flooded Residents Fixing Farmland along the Missouri River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fixing-farmland-along-missouri-river <p>Last fall, officials predicted that farmland along the Missouri River might be out of production for at least a year. The flood of 2011 piled up sand dunes, gouged out deep holes and killed off many of the microbes that help crops grow.</p><p>But now it&rsquo;s spring, and farmers are back on the land trying to fix what nature broke.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 12:44:31 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 989 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fixing Farmland along the Missouri River