Loebsack Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Floods of 2008 Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 14 June 2013 09:09

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today marking the fifth anniversary of the Floods of 2008.

“As we look back today on the Great Flood of 2008, we remember the homes that were destroyed and the businesses that were lost. But we also think about the neighbors who helped neighbors; the strangers who showed up with a shovel to help dig out a basement; and the first responders who worked around the clock and ensured no lives were lost. We saw Iowans come together and prove just how resilient we are. The rising rivers that were recently seen across our state tested our preparations and showed just how far Iowans and our communities have come.  It was a powerful reminder from Mother Nature about living with the threat of floods.

“While we can’t predict what future floods will bring, we have seen time and again the importance of our state and communities being prepared for the uncertainties life near our rivers brings.  Remembering the 2008 floods is important to help make sure that we remain prepared for anything year after year, and to be proud of the progress we’ve made even as work on our recovery continues today.  No Iowan will ever forget the Great Flood of 2008 and I will make sure no one in Washington ever does either”

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