Thought I’d put an update to the books being written about the Iowa Flood this past June. The book “Un-Natural Disasters” which is about the EF5 tornado in Parkersburg and the Floods of 2008 is in post production according to author Terry Swails and his wife Carolyn Wettstone who were interviewed by Ron Steele on KWWL Friday night after the Aplington-Parkersburg vs West Marshall football game. That book which can be ordered from KWWL’s Website in the blue box will be sent out in late October or early November. This book comes with a DVD.

The Book “Epic Surge” that is being compiled by the Gazette (Cedar Rapids) and KCRG TV 9 will have limited quanities. You can order the book, the DVD or both at this site.

Part of the money raised (if not all) will go to flood relief efforts in the state. The Gazette book should be out in November or so.


About Author

Jeff Wilcox serves as the Assistant Lead Forecaster for the Iowa Weather Network and is in charge of daily forecasting operations. He produces the "Iowa Weather Report" four days a week, as he has since 2008, with features including a video, graphics, discussions, and more. Weather has always fascinated him since he was young. His first memory of weather was back in 1988 during the Mother’s Day Tornado Outbreak in 1988. He vaguely remembers the cold snap the state experienced around Christmas Time in 1983, but was too young to remember that vividly. Growing up in Anamosa since moving there in 1981, he has experienced all the weather imaginable from bitter cold in early 1996 to hot and humid weather in 1995 and again in 2012, to floods in 1993, 1999, 2008 and 2013, to droughts in 1988 and 2012. After doing some other website work and other interests which included publishing a novel in 2007, he finally began the Iowa Weather Blog on June 27th 2008, right after the Flood of 2008. He worked it alone for hours on end giving out weather information that he thought was appropriate for those that wanted to know what was going on in their skies and what was to come. In 2012, the Iowa Weather Blog merged with two other Iowa weather organizations in the state to form the Iowa Weather Network.

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  1. Just finished TSUNAMI . It seemed so real, I canceled my walk on the beach this evening.

    I couldn’t put it down. I read it from cover to cover. Gordan Gumpertz, the author, has some excellent writing techniques.

    This should make it to the movies it’s so good!

    I’m so into this topic right now I’m going to pick up a copy of the un-natural disasters.

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