FEMA Inspecting Homes, Issuing Disaster Grants in Iowa

October 21, 2010

Federal Emergency officials say they’re inspecting homes damaged during severe summer storms, tornados and flooding in Iowa’s Boone, Calhoun and Shelby counties.

The trio of counties were added to a presidential disaster declaration last week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 19 that it has approved more than $177,000 in grant money for the counties so far. The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is Nov. 12.

In total 38 Iowa counties were declared disaster areas and FEMA says so far more than 12,000 registrations have been received. FEMA says it has approved about $23.4 million in grant money statewide.

FEMA also said that it will open a disaster recovery center in Shelby County at the Harlan Fire Station.

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