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Gov. Reynolds sends letter to Pres. Trump requesting disaster declaration for 7 Northern Iowa counties

This news story was published on August 11, 2017.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday requesting a presidential disaster declaration for seven Iowa counties significantly damaged by severe storms and flooding July 19-23, 2017.

Counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Mitchell.

The governor requested funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. The money would be used to rebuild damaged infrastructure including roads, bridges, culverts and other public facilities or to cover costs of emergency work during and debris removal after the storms.

Following a joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessment of the seven counties, it was estimated the severe weather caused nearly $7 million in damages that could be eligible under the Public Assistance Program.

Gov. Reynolds also requested funding at conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state.

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    August 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Letter should have been for 98 counties that have polluted rivers and unhealthy drinking water thanks to our foreign owned legislature who has over the last 24 years turned Iowa into a giant hog lot for foreign exports – not to mention the GMO corn that is only fit for ethanol because it also is tainted with do many drugs and pesticides you should not even feed it to farm animals as it will be present in your dairy products and the meat you eat – I don’t eat breakfast food any more and never felt better – Branstad ( China’s hand picked ambassador is not without blame and shame for what he accomplished for foreign governments at the expense of the citizens of Iowa. With his gov. pay and IPERS retirement he most likely makes more than the POTUS. Get these farmers out of our legislature in 2018. — Enough of their lies and deceit to OUR IOWA not foreign owned corporation/Government – IOWA 1st +MAGA !