Urbandale, Iowa -- Recent flooding in several Iowa counties is hastening homeowners to buy flood insurance and take extra measures to prevent damage from possible flooding. State and federal officials urge homeowners to take precautions with simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce future flood damage. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls such actions "hazard mitigation."
Urbandale, Iowa -- Federal and State of Iowa officials announced today more than $1.5 million have been obligated to date to reimburse state and local government agencies and certain non-profit organizations to help repair and restore essential public facilities and reimburse emergency costs due to the February severe winter storm.
Urbandale- IA -- Buying a national flood insurance policy is the first line of defense against economic losses caused by spring flooding. Anyone can buy flood insurance if his or her community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Also, you don't have to be in a high-risk area to buy flood insurance. In fact, 25 percent of damages occur outside of high-risk areas.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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