Articles from March 2019

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Governor Kim Reynolds visits Linn County Emergency Management to discuss prep, mitigation efforts

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Governor Kim Reynolds visited Cedar Rapids Thursday to speak with area experts and members of the Linn County Emergency Management team. This comes after the governor says 57 counties in Iowa have received the governor's disaster proclamation.
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Legislative leaders pledge state response to Iowa floods

Friday, March 22, 2019
Republican leaders in the Iowa legislature say they will meet with Governor Kim Reynolds to chart the state’s response to the catastrophic flooding that’s hit western Iowa.
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Stage is set for potentially devastating U.S. spring floods

Thursday, March 21, 2019
A rare set of preconditions has left some of the nation’s biggest river basins vulnerable to what could be widespread and historic flooding, NOAA warned in its spring flood outlook issued on Thursday.
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Four lessons from 'bomb cyclone' flooding in the Great Plains

Monday, March 18, 2019
The "bomb cyclone" dominated headlines last week, but the flooding it caused in the U.S. Great Plains did not initially.
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National Weather Service says spring flooding chances are 'above normal' in many parts of Iowa

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Portions of Iowa have a 95 percent chance of major flooding this spring, according to a grim report from the National Weather Service.