Spring 2023 Mississippi River Flooding
The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) is actively working with counties along the Mississippi River to ensure communities have the necessary resources to prepare and respond to projected major flooding.
“HSEMD is coordinating with our county emergency management partners to ensure they have the resources they need to protect their citizens and communities, including pumps, sandbags, up-to-date flood forecasts, and planning and technical assistance,” said John Benson, HSEMD director.
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation on April 24 for 10 counties in response to flooding along the Mississippi River. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of flooding in Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott counties.
On April 25, Gov. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for 5 counties in response to the Mississippi River flooding. The governor’s proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program for Clayton, Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, and Scott counties. Gov. Reynolds followed up with a disaster proclamation activating the same programs for Allamakee and Muscatine counties on April 28.
The State of Iowa county map shows the eastern counties that have been impacted in dark blue, yellow, and orange, based on proclamations. The governor’s disaster proclamations allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of flooding in these counties.
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