Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

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With floodwaters behind him, Vice President Mike Pence is flanked by Dennis Lincoln, owner of Lincoln Ridgeview Farms, right, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, following a visit to the Lincoln Ridgeview Farms in Pacific Junction, Iowa, Friday, April 12, 2019. Vice President Pence met with some of those affected by the recent severe flooding in […]

PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month’s flooding.

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Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community in southwest Iowa where floodwaters still prevent some residents from returning home more than three weeks after the flooding began.

Iowa officials have estimated the March flooding caused $1.6 billion in damage in the state. Pence last month toured areas swamped by floodwaters in Nebraska , where state officials estimate nearly $1.4 billion in damage and losses.

Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee also was in southwest Iowa on Friday. He toured the flooded town of Hamburg.

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