DAMAGE TOUR: Braley Visits Flooded Cities

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An Iowa congressman is back at home to see flood damage and offer help to victims.

Representative Bruce Braley began touring soggy cities early Friday morning.

One of his four stops was in Marshalltown where city and county officials shared with him the damage they have discovered so far. They believe one of the biggest expenses will be repairing infrastructure. The group also told Braley about the damaged furnaces and water heaters in many local basements.

“The most important thing we can do is be a resource to people in all the communities impacted by the flood making sure we help them identify all the public assistance and private assistance that they may be eligible for,” Braley said.

Officials also mentioned that is could be sometime before all the damage is discovered.

Braley also visited Amana, Chelsea and Cedar Rapids.

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