- Discount - Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10
- Download Nik Software Complete Collection 2013 MAC
- Discount - Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 Enterprise Server
- 99.95$ Mindjet MindManager 9 MAC cheap oem
- Download Vmware Workstation 10
- Download Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 Enterprise Server
- Buy Autodesk Alias Design 2012 (32-bit) (en)
- Buy Kolor Autopano Giga 3 (en,de,fr,it,pt,es,ch,ja,tr)
- Buy Cheap Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 Suite
- Buy Cheap Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium Student And Teacher Edition MAC
- Buy Infinite Skills - Learning OS X Mountain Lion Server MAC (en)
- Download Boris FX 9.2
- Buy Cheap Rosetta Stone - Learn Arabic (Level 1, 2 & 3 Set)
- Buy Cheap Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection Student and Teacher Edition MAC
- Buy Cheap Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student with SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
|Preventing floods; saving tax dollars|
|News Releases - General Info|
|Written by Rep. Dave Loebsack|
|Monday, 12 August 2013 13:52|
This spring, Iowa again saw rising rivers and streams across the State due to record levels of rainfall. As Iowans, the threat of flooding never seems far away, and it’s only getting worse. Each time waters begin to rise, thoughts of 2008 and the devastation that families and communities suffered quickly returns. This year the rising waters once again sent communities scrambling to prepare for the worst and thousands of acres of farmland sat underwater, unable to be planted. The rising waters also sent another check from the federal government to help cover the necessary disaster costs of preparing and recovery. We can do better.
In Iowa, folks like those at the Iowa Flood Center and the University of Iowa are doing work that is helping Iowa communities prepare better and smarter for flooding. This success is already at work saving our communities money, time, and resources. The entire country should follow Iowa’s lead in planning better and smarter for flooding in order to help families and communities, and achieve significant, long-term savings to the federal government. This is why last week I introduced the National Flood Research and Education Center Act (NFERC). This bill would create a National Flood Center to study ways to better predict and prevent flooding, and provide valuable information to the public.
Flooding is costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year for preparation and recovery. The prediction and prevention tools from a National Flood Center would help prevent damage and allow our communities to better allocate resources such as sand bags, machinery, volunteers, and temporary flood walls. Every year flooding costs taxpayers, and the new technologies and methods already being put to use in Iowa could save our country untold millions.
As Iowans, we have experienced the devastation that flooding can bring. I believe through a National Flood Center we can help prevent similar devastation across the country and in Iowa. We don’t need to wait for the next devastation to act. No time is better than now to get a National Flood Center into action to save lives and resources, and achieve significant long-term savings. I look forward to chatting more about my bill with you in Iowa soon.
Tags See All Tags