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Loebsack Statement on the Fourth Anniversary of the Floods of 2008


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement marking the fourth anniversary of the Floods of 2008.

"Today, as we look back four years when the largest natural disaster in our great state's history hit Eastern Iowa, it isn't the destruction and devastation we remember. Instead we recall the thousands of volunteers who showed up to help fill sand bags and dig out homes and small businesses. We remember the hero's work of the emergency personnel who responded and ensured no lives were lost. We remember the work in the immediate aftermath to provide shelter and basic living supplies to those who lost everything. We pause on this anniversary to remember the sense of community that was displayed in the time of need.

"But make no mistake, even though the flood waters are now only a memory, there is still much work that needs to be done. There are many concerns that must be addressed in order for a full recovery. I pledge to continue working to make sure all of Eastern Iowa comes back even stronger and more vibrant than before. No Iowan will ever forget the Floods of 2008 and I will make sure no one in Washington does either."

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