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U. Iowa celebrates recovery eight years after floods

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The University of Iowa - celebrating a comeback.

Eight years ago, the Iowa River crested in Iowa City, devastating the city and surrounding areas.

The school and city looked back on their journey Wednesday and celebrated the recovery milestone.

"We had a celebration of the flood recovery," said Erin Brothers, the university's staff council president. "As you may know, we have three buildings that were destroyed in the flood. They're opening up this year. We were just celebrating the eighth anniversary. Today was that eighth anniversary."

The event included a video of the improvements made in the last eight years.

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