A Look at Disaster Relief Efforts in the Midwest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Some of the federal government's disaster relief efforts in the Midwest states, as provided by FEMA:

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IOWA

After record flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others are looking after more than 4,000 evacuees in the Cedar Rapids area. Several hundred residents are staying in 10 shelters of the American Red Cross. FEMA will deliver a tota 738,000 liters of water, with meals also planned.

The U.S. Geological Survey is using equipment to monitor water levels in the Cedar Rapids area, and the Army Corps of Engineers is helping to provide temporary power to public facilities and to plan for the distribution of resources.

INDIANA

FEMA is coordinating federal relief effort in response to flooding. The towns of Linton and Vincennes will received more than 10,000 liters of water. Some displaced residents are getting shelter, meals and snacks from the American Red Cross. Residents have received about 10,000 tetanus vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are assessing levee and dam conditions.

WISCONSIN

FEMA is conducting damage assessments while the state remains under a flood watch. The counties of Dodge and Mukwonago were given a total of 30,000 sandbags from the National Guard. The Guard's engineers are assessing conditions.

KANSAS

Officials are surveying communities hit by tornadoes. Most response activities have been conducted at the local and state level, though federal resources are available upon requests for assistance.

ILLINOIS

Officials are making plans in anticipation of flooding along the Mississippi River.

MINNESOTA

Following earlier flooding, FEMA officials are conducting damage assessments with local and state authorities.


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