The Floods of ’93

The EMC Home Office and Des Moines Branch Office continued operating. Emergency diesel generator restored power to lights and phones before city electricity was restored. Four college interns had their duties changed from auditing data quality to carrying trashcans and buckets of flushing water to six restrooms. Water covered 8th Street and the parking lots. Sandbags and plastic protected the Home Office front door, but water never reached there.