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Declaration of Disaster Emergency for Seven Counties

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Counties in Iowa are being declared disaster emergency locations. 


Wednesday, Gov. Terry Branstad issued a declaration of disaster emergency for seven counties due to ongoing flooding and severe weather that began on June 26, 2014. Branstad also temporarily lifted certain transportation weight restrictions and requested FEMA to conduct assessments in 20 counties impacted by the June 26 and the following storms. 


The counties included in Wednesday's declaration are:  Audubon, Grundy, Ida, Jasper, Keokuk, Poweshiek and Washington. 


The governor’s declaration allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of these storms.

 

Damage assessments will also be conducted in the following counties: Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Mahaska, Muscatine and Poweshiek.

 

This is the fourth  request that HSEMD has made to FEMA to begin damage assessments due to the June severe weather.

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