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Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for four counties


JUNE 23, 2015 -Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Davis, Humboldt, Monroe and Wright 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 storms that significantly impacted the counties on June 22, 2015. In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for the four 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.


Bird flu strikes Iowa


Since December 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed several cases of bird flu across the country, with the highest number of affected birds found in Iowa. Find out more about the status of confirmed cases in Iowa and how to protect your flocks, and also access frequently asked questions, fact sheets, brochures, and more.


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