Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a letter Wednesday to be delivered to President Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 30 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and flooding from June 6th to July 2nd.
The governor’s request for funding under the FEMA’s Public Assistance Program includes Delaware and Buchanan counties.
Public Assistance Program funding is used to rebuild damaged infrastructure that may include roads, bridges, culverts and other public facilities, or to cover costs of emergency work during, and debris removal after, severe weather.
Gov. Reynolds also requested funding under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program for Buchanan and several other counties, which would include assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses and legal services. The governor also requested the Small Business Administration make low-interest loans available and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide appropriate assistance in these four counties.