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Witold Krajewski

Founding director of Iowa Flood Center retires after 15 years

Monday, July 15, 2024
Witold Krajewski retires as director of the Iowa Flood Center after 15 years of leading its success and helping Iowans become more flood-resilient.
June Flooding in Iowa

Iowa Flood Center working to educate people in need during the floods

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
The center wants everyone informed on what to do if and when high water ever comes to to your door step.
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Catastrophic flooding forces hundreds of Iowans to evacuate

Thursday, June 27, 2024
On this episode of River to River, IPR's Western Iowa reporter Sheila Brummer gives an update on the catastrophic flooding in Northwest Iowa that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate. Then, Wiltold Krajewski, director of Iowa's Flood Center, joins the program to share how the Iowa Flood Information System helps detect potential flooding and gives communities time to prepare.
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Iowa Flood Center Asst. Dir. says rainfall makes flood predictions challenging

Thursday, June 27, 2024
The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) provides an all-in-one resource for all Iowans to be able to see flooding data – without needing to be a meteorologist. The IFC was founded after the 2008 floods in eastern Iowa to provide more on-the-ground information for local leaders and citizens. The Iowa Flooding Informational System website collects flooding forecasts, community assistance resources, and more, all in one location that’s user-friendly.
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Few have flood insurance to help recover from devastating Midwest storms

Thursday, June 27, 2024
As the Midwest begins to recover, many won’t have flood insurance, which must be purchased separately from homeowners insurance. Federal data shows that across the flooded states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, the government has only issued about 26,500 flood insurance policies combined.
June Flooding in Iowa

Iowa Flood Center tools to prepare for flooding

Monday, June 24, 2024
As communities in northwest Iowa experience record flooding and others prepare for cresting river levels in the coming days, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) has tools available to help understand and reduce flood risks. Learn about key resources available through the Iowa Flood Information System.
Hancher-Finkbine Medallion

Faculty, staff, students honored with 2024 Hancher-Finkbine awards

Monday, April 29, 2024
The Hancher-Finkbine Medallions represent leadership, learning, and loyalty, and were presented to students Vera Barkosky, Mitch Winterlin, Ben Linden, and Riley Post; faculty member Miriam Landsman; staff member Rick Nicely; and alumnus Andrew Code.
AFC and IFC team members surveying a community

AFC connects 4 Iowa communities to build flood resilience

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
This month, the American Flood Coalition traveled to Iowa to connect with local leaders and find ways to address flood challenges and build resilience. AFC visited communities in its Iowa Flood Resilient Communities Cohort, a group of four municipalities working with AFC to navigate the federal funding landscape and advance community-driven flood projects
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March Flood Awareness Month

Monday, March 18, 2024
The Iowa Flood Center's Iowa Flood Information System online web application provides real-time information about stream levels, flood alerts and forecasts, and hydrologic conditions to keep Iowans safe and informed.
2008 Cedar River Flooding

Iowa flood data boosts global climate resilience effort

Thursday, March 7, 2024
The World Bank recently announced it will offer free flood risk data to 16 developing countries — a step partly made possible by lessons learned from a 2008 flood in Iowa.