Iowa & Nebraska Get Millions in Emergency Funds

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email
This year’s Missouri River flooding has triggered more than $5-million in emergency federal money for repairs to damaged roads and bridges in Iowa and Nebraska.   The U.S. Department of Transportation made the announcement Monday as part of a bigger package of emergency relief.

Iowa crews scrape up heavy layers of dust along I-29 on the north edge of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The mess was left by the spring/summer Missouri River flooding. Sept. 12, 2011

This year’s Missouri River flooding has triggered more than $5-million in emergency federal money for repairs to damaged roads and bridges in Iowa and Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Transportation made the announcement Monday as part of a bigger package of emergency relief.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says 37 states and territories will be receiving more than $215-million for road & bridge repairs, which were needed after a variety of natural disasters.

Iowa is slated to receive $4,279,822 for repairs related to the Missouri River flooding plus $933,112 for a rainfall and flooding event on July 27th.

Nebraska is set to receive $532,664 for damage done by flooding on the Missouri River and Platte River between May and June of this year. The state is also receiving $776,882 for repairs stemming from flooding back in May-June 2008.

Missouri will receive $1,732,031 for repairs from the Missouri River flooding.

For a list of all states & territories receiving emergency money, click here.


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