- Looking at the map, what do you notice about the state of Iowa compared to other regions or states within the United States? Does this surprise you? Why or why not?
- Looking at the chart, as well as recalling some of the other sources you have seen, why do you think Iowa is number two on this list? What led to this large of a FEMA buyout?
- Why would FEMA and the federal government want to spend so much money for this land? How does it benefit both Iowans and the federal government?
Benincasa, Robert & Boyer, Brian, "MAP: FEMA Is Buying Out Flood-Prone Homes, But Not Where You Might Expect," National Public Radio, 20 October 2014. Courtesy of National Public Radio