Iowa disaster aid registration deadline extended

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December 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa residents affected by record flooding on the Missouri River this summer have more time to register for disaster assistance. State and federal officials say the deadline has been extended for two more weeks until Jan. 3rd in Pottawattamie, Mills, Monona, Fremont and Harrison counties.

State emergency officials asked the Federal Emergency Management Division to extend the deadline, which had been Dec. 19, because some people weren’t aware they could apply for help for temporary housing. Officials say those cases generally involve individuals and families whose homes didn’t sustain flood damage but were unlivable because of utility outages or couldn’t be reached because of flooded roads.