City leaders in Palo, Iowa say they have spent the city’s entire general fund budget on flood recovery.
Officials say the town, which has about 900 residents and a $300,000 budget, is out of money.
City Hall alone sustained $465,000 in damage in June, 2008, flooding. And, officials say the wastewater treatment plant suffered another $325,000 in damage.
The city is waiting to be reimbursed for some of the costs by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
City leaders spoke with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, on August 11.
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