FEMA MONEY: Twelve Flood Damaged Properties Purchased

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Federal dollars are heading to western Iowa to recover from last summer’s record flooding.

FEMA officials have granted Iowa $3.7 million.  The money will go to buy 12 flood damaged properties in Council Bluffs.

Authorities say those homes have flooded in the past and could flood again in the future.

After the homes are gone, the land will be used as a park.

The funds will also be used to upgrade over 50-miles of electrical lines in Crawford and Monona Counties.

The new lines will be tougher and more able to withstand Iowa’s harsh weather.