CHICAGO — Moody’s Investors Service affirmed Ames’ top rating ahead of its sale today of $6.7 million of general obligation bonds, saying the Iowa city’s credit strengths outweigh concerns over the near-term fiscal stress posed by recent flooding in the region.

Moody’s affirmation of Ames’ Aaa rating affects a total of $53 million of GO debt, including Tuesday’s sale. The city does not carry an outlook from Moody’s.

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