President Declares Disaster for Iowa

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Release date: 
August 1, 2013
Release Number: 
HQ-13-084

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 21-28, 2013.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Allamakee,  Benton, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Clayton, Delaware, Howard, Jones, and Winneshiek counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state.

Joe M. Girot has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Girot said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
August 1, 2013 - 11:13
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