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Branstad requests FEMA money to cover damage from June storms

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Gov. Terry Branstad is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for 19 counties affected by damaging storms in June -- including counties in eastern Iowa.

The declaration would apply to the following counties: Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek and Wright.

All sustained significant damage from high wind, heavy rains and tornadoes between June 20 and 25.

The declaration, if approved, would open up money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program, used to rebuild damaged infrastructure or cover costs of emergency work during or after storms.

Branstad said an assessment found that severe weather cost those counties $5.1 million.

The governor also requested funding to conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state.

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