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FEMA to fund new C.R. Library

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- After appeals and protests -- FEMA will help pay to move the flooded out Cedar Rapids library.

June's flood destroyed tens of thousands of items at the library's downtown building. The library wants to build in a new spot out of the flood zone in order to install new, cost-cutting features.

FEMA initially denied a funding request. Friday, it ruled damage at the library is more than half its assessed value -- allowing FEMA to fund building a library at a new spot.

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