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Hubbell talks flooding aid with Siouxland farmers

The candidate stopped by a Correctionville area farm

CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - Flood water in Siouxland fields may be falling but Iowa gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell says the damage has already been done for many farmers.

The Des Moines businessman meeting with voters on a farm near Correctionville Tuesday and addressing recent flooding in northwest Iowa.

The Democratic candidate saying his opponent, Republican Governor Kim Reynolds should be prepare to divvy up funds for natural disasters.

"We have more flood damage in our state than almost any other state in the country. So we shouldn't be surprised. We need to be prepared to help the farmers out as well as the property owners as the cities that have these problems, but just as important, we need to invest upfront in prevention and mitigation of flooding," said Hubbell.

Meanwhile Governor Reynolds says a request for federal disaster assistance for victims of last weekend's flooding in Des Moines is in the works. Reynolds has toured flooded out areas of Des Moines and surrounding suburbs. A total of 1,500 properties in the Des Moines area were recently affected by flash flooding.

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