FEMA, for a second time, has denied federal aid to help a lot of homeowners in Marshalltown recover from last summer’s tornado.
The tornado impacted about 900 homes. Governor Reynolds said the denial letter stated the impact still wasn't severe or widespread enough for individual assistance.
The tornado hit Marshalltown on July 19 destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and businesses. Iowa applied for federal assistance, but FEMA denied it. Governor Reynolds then appealed that decision, but now FEMA’s denied the assistance again.
According to FEMA's website, disaster victims could've gotten up to $33,000 per household with the individual assistance program.