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 Building Resiliency in a Disaster-marked Era

Photo courtesy of Linn County, Iowa

Linn County, Iowa’s Emergency Operations Center was in full swing in June of 2008 as its county seat, Cedar Rapids, underwent some of the worst flooding in the city’s history. About 1,300 blocks or 10 square miles, including most of the downtown area, were inundated. The Linn County Courthouse, the county jail, and the federal courthouse were flooded up to the second floor level. Pictured here are Linn County Supervisors Linda Langston and Jim Houser (left) discussing media strategy with Sondy Dagget (right), who was contracted by the county to assist with communications.

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