PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, on June 14, 2014, and continuing thereafter, severe storm systems affected the state of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, these storm systems caused severe weather, including damaging winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes resulting in significant damage to public and private property, overtopping of levees, power outages resulting from downed power lines and poles and large debris piles; and
WHEREAS, the following five (5) Iowa counties suffered significant damages from this event: Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux; and
WHEREAS, reports forwarded to the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department by the emergency management coordinators and others in the affected counties indicate that local resources and capabilities have been exhausted and that state assistance and resources are needed to respond to and recover from the effects of this event; and
WHEREAS, these conditions threaten the public peace, health, and safety of citizens of the State of Iowa and have damaged and destroyed public and private property. Because of this, they provide legal justification for the issuance of a Proclamation of a State of Disaster Emergency pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6 (1).
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERRY E. BRANSTAD, Governor of the State of Iowa, by the power and authority vested in me by the Iowa Constitution Art. IV, §§ 1, 8 and Iowa Code § 29C.6 (1), and all other applicable laws, do hereby proclaim a STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY for the following five (5) Iowa counties: Cedar, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas and Sioux and do hereby ORDER and DIRECT the following:
SECTION ONE. As required by Iowa Code § 29C.6(1), (10) and 42 U.S.C. § 5170 in cases of Presidential Disaster Declarations, this Proclamation of Disaster Emergency activates the disaster response and recovery aspect of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department’s Iowa Emergency Response Plan and those additional response plans applicable to the counties affected by this disaster and authorizes the use and deployment of all available state resources, supplies, equipment, and materials as are reasonably necessary to assist those citizens located in the disaster counties.
SECTION TWO. This state of disaster emergency shall be effective on June 17, 2014, shall continue for thirty (30) days, and shall expire on July 17, 2014, unless sooner terminated or extended in writing by me. Iowa Code § 29C.6 (1).
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Iowa to be affixed at Des Moines, Iowa, this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen.
TERRY E. BRANSTAD
GOVERNOR OF IOWA
SECRETARY OF STATE