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President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties


This news story was published on March 23, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today received notification that President Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties that have been severely impacted by recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state. The declaration makes assistance available to homeowners, renters, businesses, public entities, and select nonprofit organizations.

“Today’s announcement from President Trump approving our emergency declaration will be instrumental to Iowa’s recovery. We are incredibly grateful for the President’s consistent and timely action in the face of disaster. The road to recovery will be long, but it’s clear that Iowans will have the resources we need to rebuild,” said Gov. Reynolds.

Federal Individual Assistance is available for five counties

The declaration by the President makes available the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program for five counties, which provides aid to eligible homeowners, renters, and businesses. Residents in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties are eligible to apply for this program, regardless of income.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time), seven days a week, until further notice.

Federal Public Assistance is available for 56 counties

The declaration also makes available FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, which puts into motion long-term federal recovery programs to help public entities and select nonprofit organizations. The 56 counties eligible to apply for Public Assistance funding under this declaration are: Adair, Allamakee, Audubon, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Kossuth, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Tama, Union, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, and Wright.

Hazard Mitigation Funding is available statewide

The governor also received notification that the Presidential Disaster Declaration includes funding to conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state. With this funding, Iowa will be able to minimize the impact of future disasters by taking steps to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards.

Other counties may be added to the declaration as additional damage is reported to State officials.

For more information on flood recovery resources available to Iowans, visit www.floods2019.iowa.gov, or contact 2-1-1.

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14 Responses to President Trump approves major disaster declaration for 56 Iowa counties

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

    The other 33 counties were known SANTUARY (ok illegal grunt) and were already under water trying to support this illegal travesty.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

    We knew you pre pubic taints would complain ! Your like a propaganda BROKEN RECORD that needs to be put in the trash barrel known as Demo Dupes !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Trump and 52 million American PATROITS that voted for him are NOT scared of you Tryants – push comes to shove best have your chit together snowflake liar.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 28, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      what in the hell’s a tryant? Never heard of it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 24, 2019 at 9:06 am

    When ever the knuckle dragging liberals don’t get what they want ,they want to change things so that they do. They are like a school yard bully…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 24, 2019 at 9:05 am

    The Grave the Dim libs are digging for themselves is getting deeper all the time…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Now it’s time to start investigating all those Democrats who were involved with the Soviet Style Coup against our President!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 23, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Of course he did because he is running scared. Gotta make everyone think he is there savoir.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Liberalism remains a disease, and mental and emotional one….

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 24, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      Pull your head out you twerp! Now go get your obama phone and stop huffing cow farts.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 25, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      Would you say you’re a little or a lot retarded? That two year long investigation was an expensive embarrassing waste of time, found nothing and put some fire under your savior nigbamas ass……

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

        it ain’t over till it’s over. Muller said no collusion but wouldn’t rule out criminal charges.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

          That’s not what he said and you know it. You libraterds are all the same. Make up a story you like and keep lying about it.