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Iowa Congressmen Urge Obama to Move Quickly on Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC (KWWL) – In an effort to ensure areas recently impacted by severe weather are able to receive assistance as quickly as possible, Representatives Bruce Braley (IA-01), Tom Latham (IA-04), Leonard Boswell (IA-03), Steve King (IA-05), and David Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday, asking him to accelerate the process of the Preliminary Damage Assessment for Iowa. The Preliminary Damage Assessment is used to determine the magnitude and impact of an event's damage and is needed for the allocation of federal assistance.

Monday, Governor Chet Culver requested a Preliminary Damage Assessment from FEMA for the counties affected by this weekend's flooding. Last week, the Iowa Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Obama, asking him to approve Culver's disaster declaration request for counties impacted by severe weather in Iowa.

To read a copy of the letter, CLICK HERE.

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