Hamburg awarded $15 million for flood recovery

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HAMBURG, Iowa (WOWT) -- Help is on the way for Hamburg.

Source: @HamburgIowa

Town leaders announced Wednesday that it was awarded two grants to make repairs and clean up following the Heartland Flood in March.

One of the grants will be the city's 15 percent for the buyout of 73 homes, which FEMA deemed uninhabitable. Those homes are slated for demolition.

The other grant, for $6.3 million, will help rebuild and raise the town's levee to protect it from future flooding.