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King statement on flooding disaster declaration

King statement on flooding disaster declaration

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Iowa Congressman, Steve King, released a statement in wake of President Obama's disaster declaration for 19 Iowa counties impacted by severe flooding on September 21-23 of this year as a federal disaster area.

“I am thankful that President Obama has granted Gov. Branstad’s request and the Iowa congressional delegation’s appeal to issue a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa counties devastated by flooding earlier this year,” said King. “Providing federal funding under the Public Assistance Program, this declaration will put in place both long-term and short-term programs to help re-build our communities. It will also allow for hazard mitigation activities throughout the state to strengthen existing infrastructure and minimize damage from future storms or possible flooding. Although our state’s loss has been sobering, Iowans are smart, hardworking and resilient people who are diligently putting their lives back together.”

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