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Preliminary Damage Assessments in the State of Iowa

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A Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Team looks at a road in Lyon County that was washed out in June 2014.
Lyon County, Iowa, June 27, 2014 -- A Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Team looks at a road in Lyon County that was washed out in June 2014. FEMA and the State of Iowa are doing joint PDAs in the areas affected by flood waters. A joint PDA is used to determine the magnitude and impact of an event's damage. The State uses the results of the PDA to determine if the situation is beyond the combined capabilities of the State and local resources and to verify the need for supplemental Federal assistance. Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA - Location: Doon, Iowa
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