State Disaster Proclamation for Buchanan County

A state disaster proclamation has been issued for Buchanan County in response to this weekend’s flooding.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the disaster proclamation Saturday.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the intense storms that hit the area Friday into early Saturday.

The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying Buchanan County residents.

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 car or home 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. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

State disaster proclamations were also issued last week for Clayton and Fayette counties.