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Office of Governor Terry E. Branstad

Office of Governor Terry E. Branstad

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.

Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad received word that President Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding September 21-23, 2016.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance as a result of damage sustained in 19 Iowa counties from severe storms and flooding from Sept. 21-23, 2016.  The request does not include activation of the federal Individual Assistance program as the damage incurred did not meet the FEMA criteria.

The counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

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 residents of Clayton and Winneshiek counties.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad has received word that President Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for eight counties impacted by severe storms in August.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek.

The governor sent the request for a declaration on Sept. 19, 2016, in response to significant damage that was caused by severe storms and flooding from Aug. 23-27, 2016.

Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are providing an update on the Iowa flood response and issuing a disaster emergency proclamation for four additional counties including Howard, Jones, Louisa and Story.  Additionally, Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard Tim Orr, and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten will tour flood damage in Vinton, Palo and Cedar Rapids tomorrow.  The schedule is provided below.

This update includes an overview of actions being taken by the State of Iowa to assist communities in Iowa impacted by flooding.

This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds provided an update on the Iowa flood response.

Over the weekend, Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard Tim Orr, and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten toured flood damage in Clarkesville and Shell Rock and assessed flood preparedness plans underway in Cedar Rapids. To view pictures of those visits, please visit Gov. Branstad’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TerryBranstad.  Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds will be assessing flood damage today in the cities of Charles City and Greene. The full schedule is provided below.

This update includes an overview of actions being taken by the State of Iowa to assist communities in northern Iowa impacted by flooding.

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