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Disaster Emergency Proclamation Issued

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Des Moines, IA (KICD) — Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for 13 additional counties in response to this week’s ongoing storms:

Those counties in the proclamation include Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Kossuth, Osceola, Palo Alto counties in the broadcast area, along with Ida and Sac counties.

The Governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of these storms. In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Hancock and Kossuth counties.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,580, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing.
Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

Also, on Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) made a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct damage assessments in 14 counties impacted by the June 13 and continuing storms. The damage assessments, which will primarily cover public infrastructure, will be conducted jointly with HSEMD and local officials.

Results of the damage assessments could be used to determine if a request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration is warranted. Damage assessments will be conducted in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Ida, Lyon, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Sac and Sioux Counties..

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