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Deadline announced for Iowa community flood buyouts

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- Iowa communities have until the beginning of next year to apply for the $200 million in federal help to buyout flooded homes.

Nearly three dozen communities are vying for aid. The deadline is January 28.

Among the biggest communities, Cedar Rapids is seeking $84 million to buy out more than 1,100 homes.

Iowa City wants $63 million for nearly 250 homes.

Communities will find out next spring how much they will receive. Properties in Iowa's 500-year flood plain are eligible.

 

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