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Flood forum to be broadcast in Waterloo, Iowa City, Elkader and Vinton

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - A Flood Forum on Sept. 16 will be broadcast through the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) from Camp Dodge in Johnston to four additional communities to give Iowa residents affected by the 2008 floods an opportunity to find out more about programs they may be eligible for, as well as how to protect themselves and their property during and after disasters.

The Forum will originate from Camp Dodge in Johnston, and will be broadcast to sites in Elkader, Iowa City, Waterloo and Vinton from 5-8 p.m. The Flood Forum in Johnston, as well as the other ICN sites, will be held from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Flood Forum, being hosted by the Rebuild Iowa Office, will include presentations focusing on available assistance to flood-affected residents, flood insurance basics and updates on recovery efforts. Speakers include representatives from the Rebuild Iowa Office, Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa Workforce Development and National Flood Insurance Program, among others. Iowans may attend all or any portion of the information session. A question and answer period will follow each presentation and questions will be taken from people present not only in Johnston, but at each of the ICN sites.

The ICN forum is modeled after three previous flood forums held in August and early September in Cedar Rapids, Wapello and Mason City. Residents and officials from other Iowa communities affected by the 2008 disasters requested flood forums as well, and RIO officials decided the best way to reach additional communities was through the ICN network.

Locations:

Elkader:

Keystone Area Education Agency I, 1400 Second St. N.W.

Iowa City:

Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn St.

Vinton:

Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School, 212 W. 15th St.

Waterloo:

East High School, 214 High St.


 

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