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Friday, June 13, 2008

Iowa Independent: Harkin: Emergency federal appropriation may be needed in storms' aftermath

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

Saying "the worst may not be behind us" with severe weather, U.S. Sen.
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, today said an emergency federal appropriation may
be in order to assist the state with the effects of devastating storms
and flooding. "This is a disaster and our federal government should
respond," Harkin said. In a conference call this morning Harkin said
he would seek to work with the Bush Administration on any necessary
federal designations and funding for Iowa in the wake of tornadoes and
flooding that have reminded Iowans of 1993. His office has been in
regular contact with FEMA and other officials, Harkin said.


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