FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on June 6 to July 2, 2018.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds in Adair, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dallas, Delaware, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Sioux, Story, Warren, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, and Wright counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures within the state.

Timothy J. Scranton has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Scranton said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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