FLOOD DAMAGE: FEMA Denies Aid To UI

Posted on: 7:03 pm, May 4, 2013, by

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The Federal Emergency Management Association isn’t making it easy for the University of Iowa to recover from the floods of 2008.

The Iowa City Press Citizen reports FEMA has denied the university’s final attempt to receive aid to replace the school’s flood damaged museum of art.

The overflowing Iowa River flooded the schools lower level causing about $4-million in damage.

But FEMA officials say the damage does not meet the agency’s requirements for replacement.

This is the third time FEMA has denied an appeal by the University of Iowa.