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President Obama signs Iowa disaster declaration

WASHINGTON (KWWL) - After requests from all five Iowa congressmen, Thursday President Obama declared Iowa a major disaster and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible 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, flooding, and tornadoes in the counties affected June 1st, 2010 and afterward.

The counties include Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Clay, Davis, Decatur, Franklin, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Lee, Lyon, Madison, Marion, Mills, Monroe, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Ringgold, Shelby, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Wayne, Webster, and Wright.

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

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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