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Rep. Axne invites DHS to tour Iowa flood damage

Posted: 12:40 PM, Apr 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-06 13:40:18-04
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IOWA (KMTV) — Today, U.S. Rep Cindy Axne invited the Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security and US Department of Agriculture to accompany her on a tour of flood damage in Southwest Iowa.

As the secretaries of two vital agencies that handle disaster recovery, Rep. Axne requested they survey the damage in order to fully understand the scope of federal assistance needed to rebuild those rural communities.

On Tuesday, Axne sent a letter to leadershuip of U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting additional disaster relief funding following the recent flooding that devastated Iowa. This increase in funding will guarantee that disaster relief programs are sufficiently funded to cover widespread, catastrophic damage.