Delaware; Buchanan Declared Disaster After Summer Storms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Iowa following severe storms that hit the state in June and July.

Trump issued the declaration Monday, making federal funding available to state, tribal and local governments as well as certain nonprofit groups.

The declaration applies to damage from storms from June 6 to July 2 that hit the several counties including Buchanan and Delaware.

Storms during that period included tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.  Storms on June 9th and 10th washed out several roads in western Delaware and eastern Buchanan counties.

Besides aiding in recovery, federal money also is available to hazard mitigation efforts on a cost-sharing basis.