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Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday requesting a presidential disaster declaration for seven Iowa counties significantly damaged by severe storms and flooding July 19-23, 2017.

Counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Mitchell.

Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth Counties in Red. Previously declared counties are in gray.Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday for Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth counties in response to severe weather, heavy rains and flash flooding on July 21-22.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Saturday for Bremer, Buchanan, Clinton and Johnson counties in response to severe storms, heavy rains and flash flooding on July 21-22.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to severe weather on July 19.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Region 6 ESF-10 Update Project

The Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee (hereafter also referred to as the LEPC) requests proposals from firms or individuals with emergency management and hazardous materials planning and response experience. The LEPC intends to contract with a qualified firm or individual to provide the planning services required to update its comprehensive regional plan (i.e., ESF-10). An interested party or parties may request consideration for this project by submitting a proposal to the Region 6 LEPC as outlined herein. Download the following document for more information.

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Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Regional Tabletop Exercises Project

The Region 6 Local Emergency Planning Committee (hereafter also referred to as the LEPC) requests proposals from firms or individuals with emergency management, Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) exercise design & facilitation, and hazardous materials planning and response experience.  The LEPC intends to contract with a qualified firm or individual to provide the services required to complete four (4) Tabletop Hazardous Materials Response exercises using two different scenarios based on products identified in the Region 6 LEPC Commodity Flow Study. The contractor will follow the HSEEP process including written After Action Reports and Improvement Plans (AAR/IP) for each exercise. The expected outcome of this project is to increase awareness of the commodities transported on our routes and prepare responders and officials for response in the event of a transportation related hazardous materials incident. Upon completion, all documents related to this project are the sole possession of Region 6 LEPC.  Any interested party or parties may request consideration for this project by submitting a proposal to the Region 6 LEPC as outlined herein. Download the following document for more information.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Clayton and Dubuque counties Friday in response to severe weather on July 11.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized for response and recovery efforts. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of Clayton County.

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 $40,320 for a family of three.

Grants are available for home or car repairs, clothing or food replacement and temporary housing expenses. 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. Applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today verbally issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Kossuth and Webster counties in response to the M​ay​ 16, 2017, severe weather.  Tomorrow, Gov. Branstad will sign the proclamation. 

The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized in the two counties to respond to, and recover from, the effects of the severe weather that included damaging winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms​.  The proclamation also temporarily suspends State regulatory provisions to allow the open burning of disaster debris and rubbish for 90 days following the effective date of the proclamation.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Appanoose, Muscatine, Scott, and Wayne counties in response to the March 6 severe weather.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Governor Terry Branstad has designated the week of Jan. 15-21, 2017, as Hazardous Materials Awareness Week in Iowa.

The goal of the week is to provide Iowans a better understanding about hazardous materials, their proper use, storage, and disposal, and the emergency response actions that can help minimize unnecessary accidents and exposure.

Nearly all households and businesses use products that contain hazardous materials, and hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways, and waterways daily. Knowing how to handle such products and how to react during an emergency can reduce the risk of illness, injury or death.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that he is extending the proclamation of disaster emergency for counties impacted by flooding in September.

Today’s extension will make the Iowa Individuals Assistance Program available until Dec. 7, 2016, for eligible residents in the following counties:

Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Howard, Jones, Linn, Louisa, Mitchell, Muscatine, Story, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright.

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