On Sunday, a site we’ve been working on for more than six months finally launched — iowafloodstories.com.

This year we’ve written hundreds, if not thousands, of stories about the flood and its aftermath. It would take a superhuman effort to keep track of all the things we’ve written about.

That’s where the site comes in. We have information about the properties damaged by the floods and links to all the stories we’ve written about those properties. We have pictures from those properties, as well.

But we know the information we have isn’t complete, and that’s where you come in. You can tell your stories by filling out this form. We’re hoping people will add their stories, so the site will continue to grow, making an even more complete picture of the flood.

Let us know what you think of the site, either by leaving a comment or e-mailing me.

As I mentioned last week several times, the staff at The Gazette did a lot of work to cover the six-month anniversary of the June flood. There were excellent stories that looked at not only the impact on government and businesses, but on people, as well.
You can look at all the work done here, including videos and the interactive pieces we’ve produced.

The Gazette’s annual review of holiday CDs is out today. You can see what we had to say about some new music here.

It’s always fun to see what musicians are doing with Holiday music. We have everyone from Bela Fleck to Enya to Los Lonely Boys.

But wait, as they say, there’s more!

This year, we want you to get in on the act. We have a form for you to submit your favorite non-traditional holiday song. We’re  looking for anything you love that might be off the beaten path, whether it’s The Pouges’ “Fairytale of New York” or “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Share what you love with others!