Flood 2008 - Consequences of Building On The Flood Plain
Holcomb Avenue In Des Moines
I recall driving on Holcomb Avenue in Des Moines recently and could not help but notice the newer homes that were built and the previous homes that were being torn down. During the Flood of '93 this street also was flooded. I could not understand why the new homes were built and people decided to live in a high risk area with a history of flooding. How many times will it need to flood before the residents become a little more cautious?
Is It Time To Reconsider Closing The School?
Another flood is the latest challenge for North, Des Moines' smallest high school with a 2007 enrollment of about 1,100.
The building was considered for closure during a series of budget cutbacks in the 1990s and faced environmental issues when a toxic waste dump was discovered on the school's grounds in 1990.