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Deadline to register for FEMA aid extended in Iowa

Posted: 7:10 AM, Jul 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-01 19:51:07-04
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — Iowa's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management say the state's deadline to register for FEMA aid is extended until July 16.

More than $12 million in grants has been awarded to Iowa households. In Nebraska, the deadline to apply for disaster assistance was June 19.

Floods started ravaging the Nebraska and Iowa area in March and left massive damage in its path, flooded rivers and displaced homeowners. Vice President Mike Pence visited Iowa to see the damage, and many interstates and highways were shut down due to flood damage. A stretch I-29 was closed in May, and I-680 coming into Iowa closed due to rising river levels.

The flooding got so bad in some areas such as Hamburg, Iowa that the town was mostly underwater.