Lessons Learned From the Floods of ’93
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Great Floods of 1993 became a valuable teaching tool for how city and state leaders would handle and prepare for widespread flooding in the future. Members of the Iowa National Guard were deployed into their backyard to assist with more than a dozen support missions. "Being able to come to the aid of Iowans in a time of need is really an important mission for us. We called it the no fail mission," says Lieutenant Colonel Mike Wunn.