FLOOD HELP: FEMA Supported By US Government

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A dispute over replacing University of Iowa buildings damaged during the floods of 2008 is over.  

Governor Branstad says the US Department of Homeland Security is now backing FEMA’s decision to provide the funds to rebuild Hancher Auditorium, the School of Music and the Studio Arts Building.

The funding hit a road block in June when the Office of the Inspector General objected to FEMA paying for it.

Iowa politicians fought back and the decision has now been reversed.

Work will soon begin to move the buildings out of the flood plain.

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