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Governor activates National Guard to assist in disaster relief

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Governor Branstad is issuing a proclamation of disaster emergency for 13 counties because of recent flooding. 
The counties included are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler,Cedar, Chickasaw, Delaware, Floyd, Franklin, Linn and Wright.
Through the proclamation, the governor activates the Iowa National Guard to assist in the response to disaster recovery.
It also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program providing grants for people under the federal poverty level.
The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is coordinating resources for all of the affected areas.
The State will be working in the Cedar River basin to help with potential flooding as river levels crest.
You can read the full proclamation here.
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