Are You Aware of Flooding?

This just in from Gov. Chet Culver’s office:

GOVERNOR CULVER TO WORK FROM THE OLD CAPITOL ON WEDNESDAY

DES MOINES -Governor Culver will do some of his work from Iowa’s original state house on Wednesday as he signs a proclamation and hosts a series of meetings at the Old Capitol in Iowa City.

The Governor’s visit will begin in the original Governor’s Office, where the Governor will sign a proclamation declaring March 2009 as Flood Awareness Month in Iowa.

Next, he will hold a meeting with local officials from Iowa City, Coralville, JohnsonCounty, and the University of Iowa to discuss their recovery efforts following last year’s floods, and what assistance is still needed to rebuild as well as prevent future disasters.

Finally, the Governor’s visit will conclude with a town hall meeting in the old Senate Chamber. This will be an opportunity for local residents to visit with Governor Culver and local officials about disaster recovery efforts and other issues.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

WHAT: Governor Culver to sign a proclamation declaring March as Flood Awareness Month in Iowa

WHERE: Governor’s Office
Old Capitol Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

TIME: 9:15 am

WHAT: Governor Culver to hold open meeting with officials from Coralville, Iowa City, Johnson County and the University of Iowa on disaster recovery efforts in the area

WHERE: Old Senate Chamber
Old Capitol Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

TIME: 9:30am

WHAT: Governor Culver to hold town hall meeting with Iowans on the future of our state

WHERE: Old Senate Chamber
Old Capitol Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

TIME: 10:15am

Flood Awareness Month?

Uh, I think we’re on month nine of Flood Awareness Decade around these parts. I’m glad the governor is coming to Eastern Iowa, but didn’t his staff think about how this proclamation would seem a little odd to frustrated people here who would rather be aware of just about anything else. How about Recovery Awareness Month?

Sure, you can never have too much awareness, I guess. Correction,  31 feet of flood awareness can be very problematic.

I just hope that Flood Awareness Month doesn’t turn out like The Year of the River.

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5 responses to “Are You Aware of Flooding?

  1. Ed Smith

    This would have ben a more appreciated gesture if it were done in late June or early July. Or maybe an early convention of the ligislature would have also been an appropriate response.

  2. Drumstumper

    “Or maybe an early convention of the ligislature would have also been an appropriate response.”

    Ding! Right answer. As for Culver, all I can say is “Heckuva job, Chettie.”

  3. Westside Res

    Culver has never really grasp the situation from day one. Now he is going to come here after he finds out his ratings are not that hot.

  4. Martha Not-Stewart

    He (aka the big lug)just doesn’t earn any points with me for his trip to Iowa City.

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