Iowa seeks federal disaster dollars

KIMT WEB News

DES MOINES, Iowa – Governor Terry Branstad is asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for eight counties hit by severe storms and flooding between August 23 and August 27.

The counties are Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek.

Branstad’s letter requests funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help rebuild infrastructure like roads and bridge or to cover the costs of emergency work during the storms and debris removal afterward.

A preliminary assessment found these counties sustained an estimated $4.8 million dollars in damage from the severe weather.

Governor Branstad also asked for money to conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state.

The letter to President Obama can be read here.

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