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UI flood demobilization continues

Over the next two weeks University of Iowa workers and contractors will begin removing HESCO barriers along the banks of the Iowa River through campus and work to reopen the Beckwith Boathouse, Art Building West, and Mayflower Residence Hall. Story

UI's Jennissen encourages more discussion on ATV safety

A safety first road sign

People talk a lot about bicycle safety, but there isn't enough discussed with kids and families about safety when riding an ATV, says Charles Jennissen, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Story from: WFAA


UI flood update for July 7, 2014

University of Iowa officials coordinating the flood response announced Monday that they will suspend daily briefings after today because of increasingly favorable weather reports and water levels in the Coralville reservoir and Iowa River. Story

UI Public Safety to conduct campus-wide test of Hawk Alert July 9

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will conduct a routine, campus-wide test of its Hawk Alert emergency notification system at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. Story

UI flood update for July 6, 2014

University of Iowa officials said Sunday they are continuing to monitor the weather, but with a favorable forecast and improving conditions at the Coralville reservoir, attention will begin to shift next week toward assessing costs related to recent flood protection measures. Story

UI flood update for July 5, 2014

With Saturday night’s fireworks still planned at Hubbard Park, weather permitting, University of Iowa officials again remind the public that tampering with flood barriers is prohibited, constitutes trespassing, and may compromise their effectiveness. Story

UI flood update for July 4, 2014

With flood prevention measures in place, University of Iowa officials said Friday the plan now is to watch the weather and be ready to respond if the situation changes dramatically. Story

UI flood update for July 3, 2014

University of Iowa officials say all campus flood prevention measures will be in place by the end of today and that they will continue to monitor the weather and Iowa River throughout the holiday weekend. Story

President Mason provides flood update to campus community

UI President Sally Mason

University of Iowa President Sally Mason provided the campus community with an update on the flood situation today. Story

Flood resources for news media

The University of Iowa will publish an official update of the latest flood preparation news and information around 1 p.m. daily, seven days a week, until further notice, at This document provides additional information and resources media may find helpful in covering this situation. Story


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