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Disaster trailers: counties helping counties


LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -- More than a dozen eastern Iowa counties know they can count on each other if another disaster occurs.

14 counties in eastern Iowa now have mobile trailers stocked with everything needed to set up an emergency shelter. Cots, personal care kits, and a generator for 50 people fill the trailers. These counties will partner together should another disaser occur.

"The nice thing about having the trailers locally is that we don't have to wait to deploy them. As soon as we see a need we can go ahead and delpoy them and start setting them up," Operations officer Thomas Ulrich said.

Each trailer cost about $13,000. They were purchased through government funding.


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