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Pottawattamie Co. residents eligible for FEMA individual assistance

Posted: 3:12 PM, Apr 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 20:12:41Z
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POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa. (KMTV) — Residents of Pottawattamie County are approved for FEMA Individual Assistance after FEMA's acting director approved the state's request to include the county.

Officials assessed damages throughout the county in early April. Based on the assessments, FEMA has included Pott. County in the declaration for Individual Assistance. The program provides aid to eligible homeowners, renters and business who have been impacted by flooding.

“We will be working with partners from Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management and FEMA today to develop plans on setting up a Disaster Recovery Center in the county," said Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Director Doug Reed.

A Disaster Recovery Center is a place where residents can visit to register for FEMA assistance and speak with FEMA personnel about their needs.

Further information will be provided to residents on where they can go to register for assistance over the next few days.

Residents are asked to monitor media outlets and the emergency management's Facebook, Twitter and website for further information.