FEMA Asks Iowans Hit By Flooding to Get Home Inspections, 5:04

May 8, 2019

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Federal disaster officials are asking Iowa homeowners whose homes were damaged by flooding and only recently became accessible to contact FEMA for a home inspection.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking to update cases for homeowners in Woodbury, Monona, Harrison, Fremont, Mills, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties whose houses were either surrounded by flood waters or otherwise cut off since flooding began on March 12. The request applies to homes that FEMA housing inspectors have not been able to visit because of flood waters or closed roads to document the damage.

Morningside College has released results from a poll on some hot-button issues like immigration and legalizing recreational marijuana. 

More than 750 people answered public policy questions from Morningside College’s Colonel Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement.

74 percent of Republicans who took the survey want the U.S. to reduce funding to cities that provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. Only 16 percent of Democrats favor this. 

Kalynn Manker is a sophomore at Morningside who worked on the poll.

It was just very surprising to me how much more in favor or opposed the different parties were. (0:08)

The survey team hopes the results will help elected officials better understand what Iowans think so their decisions can reflect that.