Declaration covers damage from May and June storms, flooding
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Dave Loebsack today welcomed the disaster declaration by the President for 47 Iowa counties. Last month, Loebsack and Braley lead the Iowa delegation in urging President Obama to approve Governor Terry Branstadâ€™s request for disaster assistance. Now that the request has been approved, the counties are eligible for Public Assistance.
â€śI am pleased the President took swift action to assist those affected by the severe storms and flooding,â€ť said Loebsack. â€śIt is important that our communities have the resources necessary to clean up, repair and replace damaged areas, and to take necessary steps to prevent further damage. I will continue to work with Iowa families, businesses, and communities to ensure we recover from the earlier storms and that all necessary steps are taken to prepare for possible future flooding.â€ť
Specifically, the counties of Appanoose, Benton, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hardin, Henry, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lyon, Mahaska, Marshall, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Oâ€™Brien, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Poweshiek, Sac, Sioux, Story, Tama, Wapello, Webster, Winnebago, and Wright Counties were included in this declaration.