FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 10, 2016
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Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Clayton and Winneshiek counties
Two additional counties now total 25 from September flooding
DES MOINES - Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that he formally issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Clayton and Winneshiek counties late Friday in response to flooding that began Sept. 21.
The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe flooding. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of both 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.
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.
Click here to review the proclamation language.