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O'Brien Co. OK'd for FEMA Individual Assistance

Flood-ravaged property owners can now seek federal financial help

O'Brien County on July 5 was approved for FEMA Individual Assistance, paving the way for those affected by flooding to seek federal financial help in their recovery efforts.

O'Brien County Emergency Management Coordinator Jared Johnson said the approval was due to the large amount of damage data and information reported to FEMA by local residents. The county was not originally eligible for individual assistance following the June floods, which destroyed property across the region.

"This disaster has impacted thousands of people in the northwest Iowa area," he said. "This approval is a major st...

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