Iowa City businessman Tom Bender recalls his experiences in the 2008 flood

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Title

Iowa City businessman Tom Bender recalls his experiences in the 2008 flood

Subject

Flood Project
Iowa City Flood
Social History; United States History

Description

Hear Tom Bender describe how over eighty volunteers attempted to save the two buildings he leased in Iowa City. He describes how many tenants refused to believe the flood would happen, let alone prove as devastating as it did. Their skepticism, he says, was based largely upon the 1993 flood and the widespread belief that large, damaging floods happen only once per century or at even longer intervals. Bender continues to worry about municipal responses to the flood, and fears not enough is being done to counter, or even prepare for, future floods.

Interviewers Noaquia Callahan and John Kelly

Publisher

History Corps, History Dept., University of Iowa

Date

2013-04-13 00:00

Rights

Copyright ? 2013 The University of Iowa

Format

audio/mpeg

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Identifier

http://flashmedia.uiowa.edu/clas/history/historycorps/IC_FloodProject/2013-5/Bender/Audio/IC_FP_2013_Bender2.mp3

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Noaquia Callahan
John Kelly

Interviewee

Tom Bender

Location

University of Iowa

Duration

00:27:01

Files

Citation

“Iowa City businessman Tom Bender recalls his experiences in the 2008 flood,” History Corps, accessed January 20, 2018, http://dsph-dev.provost.uiowa.edu/historycorps_sandbox/items/show/131.