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Gov. Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Guthrie, Hamilton counties


SEPT. 15, 2015 - Gov. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for two counties in response to recent severe weather.

The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storm systems that affected Guthrie and Hamilton counties beginning Aug. 28, 2015, and continuing. In addition, the proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Guthrie and Hamilton counties.


The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $40,180, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.


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Iowa received a Presidential Disaster Declaration on July 31, 2015, for storm damage incurred in 19 counties from June 20-25. The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek and Wright counties. Click here for more information on this disaster.


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