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Documentary on Iowa Disasters to be released


The historic floods and tornados of 2008 are the subject of a documentary set to be released Wednesday in Des Moines.

Lessons Learned: The Iowa Disasters of 2008 is a 1-hour program produced by Wartburg Television with help from the Rebuild Iowa Office. More than 85 of Iowa's 99 counties were impacted by flooding and tornado damage during that year. The premier will start with a reception at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

"The program that people will view is not only the voices of those in the communities who actually helped with the rebuilding but it also helps us remember just how devastating things were just three years ago," said Dr. Jeff Stein, the R. J. McElroy Chair and Executive-in-Residence, as well as the Administrator of Archives of Iowa Broadcasting.

A DVD of the documentary is available for $20. A portion of the proceeds goes to disaster relief in Iowa.

To order a copy, E-mail Wartburg TV.

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