After a devastating flood in September 2009, an Atlanta family took a dramatic step. By raising its home by eight feet, the family hopes to protect its home against future flood damage.
Uploaded on May 26, 2010
Iowa City was the first community in Iowa to purchase homes as a result of the 2008 flood through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provides grants to states and local governments to reduce the effect of future disasters. This video is on the demolition of one of the houses located by the Cedar River. This house was demolished and will become green space while enlarging the park and providing access to the river.