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No Individual Federal Aid for Storm Victims, Low-Interest Loans Still an Option

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Recent tornadoes didn't do damage that reached FEMA's required level for individual emergency assistance, according to the Adjutant General's office. State officials say they'll work to provide low-interest SBA loans to repair homes and personal property in Riley and Dickinson counties.

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Flood Plain Will Affect Chapman Rebuilding

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Federal government rules for development in flood plain are raising concerns over whether residents impacted by a June 11th tornado would be able to rebuild. Much of the damage was in an area of town that's in a flood plain.

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Extreme Weather to Increase with Climate Change

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Droughts will get dryer, storms will get stormier and floods will get deeper with changing climate, a government research report said Thursday. Events that have seemed relatively rare will become commonplace, said the latest report from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, a joint effort of more than a dozen government agencies.

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Bush Visits Iowa, Billions in Flood Aid Available

Posted: 06/20/2008 - President George W. Bush got a close-up view of damage from the worst Midwest flooding in 15 years on Thursday as his administration promised funding from a multibillion-dollar disaster relief fund.

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McCain Tours Flood-Damaged Southeastern Iowa

Posted: 06/20/2008 - An aide to Gov. Chet Culver said Thursday that Republican presidential candidate John McCain ignored the governor's request to cancel a campaign visit amid a massive flood recovery effort in the state.

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Midwest Flood Victims Feel Misled by Feds

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Juli Parks didn't worry when water began creeping up the levee that shields this town of about 750 from the Mississippi River — not even when volunteers began piling on sandbags.

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