Long Term Recovery Planning Task Force Report, August 2008

(2008) Long Term Recovery Planning Task Force Report, August 2008. Governor's Office


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Eighty-five of 99 Iowa counties were declared Presidential Disaster Areas for Public Assistance and/orIndividual Assistance as a result of the tornadoes, storms, and floods over the incident period May 25 through August 13, 2008. Response dominated the state’s attention for weeks, with a transition to recovery as the local situations warranted. The widespread damage and severity of the impact on Iowans and their communities required a statewide effort to continue moving forward despite being surrounded by adversity. By all accounts, it will require years for the state to recover from these disasters. With an eye toward the future, recovery is underway across Iowa. As part of the Rebuild Iowa efforts, the Long Term Recovery Planning Task Force was charged with responsibilities somewhat different from other topical Task Force assignments. Rather than assess damage and report on how the state might address immediate needs, the Long Term Recovery Planning Task Force is directed to discuss and discern the best approach to the lengthy recovery process. Certainly, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor expect the task to be difficult; when planning around so many critical issues and overwhelming needs, it is challenging to think to the future, rather than to rise to the current day’s needs.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Rebuilt Iowa, Natural Disasters, Iowa, Economic, Long Term Recovery Planning, Infrastructure
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Weather
Business and industry > Economic development
Natural resources and environment > Weather > Floods
Business and industry
State government
ID Code: 6641
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2008 14:01
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2008 14:01
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/6641