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Longmont, Lyons, Jamestown Get $52M In Flood Aid

By: AP
By: AP
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has provided about $52 million in disaster aid to Longmont, Jamestown and Lyons since last September

Aerial images of northern Colorado flooding from KCNC, Sept. 13, 2013.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has provided about $52 million in disaster aid to Longmont, Jamestown and Lyons since last September's flood.

The total includes money to residents, businesses and the local governments.

The Longmont Times-Call reports that Longmont that has received about $27.5 million, Jamestown more than $5 million and Lyons more than $20 million.

Most of the money has been low-interest loans from the Small Business Association.

FEMA aids local governments on a reimbursement basis, repaying 75 percent of eligible expenses. The rest is split between the state and the community.


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