FEMA Says No to Iowa Request for Federal Disaster

June 27, 2007

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver’s request for federal aid to help eastern Iowa recover from a tornado earlier this month has been denied.

The twister hit June 1, causing an estimated $2.7 million in damage as it churned a path of destruction through Grandview, Fruitland and Muscatine.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency ruled the damage was not severe enough to warrant a federal disaster declaration for Louisa and Muscatine counties.

Culver has 30 days to appeal the denial.

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