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Another county declared disaster area

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Gov. Chet Culver has added Shelby County in western Iowa to a disaster declaration because of flash flooding.

The proclamation, issued Tuesday, allows the county to use state resources to deal with the aftermath of the recent storms. The declaration now covers a total of 36 counties.

Eligible residents can seek up to $5,000 in reimbursements for damage incurred for individuals and families whose income is less than 200 percent above the poverty level.

Families seeking assistance through the state must apply within 45 days after a declaration has been made. The earliest declaration was issued on June 1.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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