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Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Sioux County


DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Sioux County in response to recent winter storms.  

The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of a winter storm that affected the county beginning Nov. 21, 2015. During the storm, an electrical distribution transformer box explosion coupled with a water main break and other electrical failures resulted in damage to public property and power outages throughout the city of Sioux Center.


The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management leads, coordinates and supports homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.


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