KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of Iowa, is delivering 25 truckloads of water to assist Ames, Iowa residents impacted by the recent flooding. An additional 14 truckloads will be staged in Iowa for distribution when requested by the state.
Each truckload can supply water to 5,000 people per day.
Water was delivered to a central location in Ames this morning, Friday, August, 13, 2010. Local officials will distribute the water at the following locations:
- Wal-Mart, 3015 Grand Avenue
- Sam’s Club, 305 Airport Road
- McFarland Clinic, 3600 Lincoln Way
- Iowa State University, Lot 61, Hayward Ave
Residents should listen to announcements made by city officials for information on distribution procedures.
These water deliveries from FEMA are in addition to several truckloads of water that were delivered to Ames through the efforts of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the Safeguard Iowa Partnership.
The FEMA shipments come from distribution centers around the country designed to bring emergency supplies to communities in need during times of disaster. FEMA has been working closely with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division since flooding began, to ensure state requests for federal assistance are met. FEMA will continue to coordinate with emergency management officials and may provide technical, logistical, and other support to supplement the state’s response as needed.
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.