DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) will open an Iowa Recovery Center satellite office in Iowa City to sharpen the focus on the rebuilding effort involving University of Iowa projects in the aftermath of the 2008 floods.
The office will support a staff of 20 federal and state project officers and administrative personnel. The extent of damages to the University of Iowa facilities and the complexity of repair and rebuilding permanent work warrant an office dedicated solely to the U of I projects.
FEMA and the State of Iowa have already obligated more than $143 million covering 125 various flood recovery projects on the U of I campus.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.