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Branstad Expands List of Iowa Disaster Proclamations

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Seven more Iowa counties have been added to the list of disaster areas from storms in the last two weeks.

Wednesday, Gov. Terry Branstad issued disaster proclamations for Audubon, Grundy, Ida, Jasper, Keokuk, Poweshiek, and Washington counties. The counties suffered damage from flooding and severe weather.

That now makes 27 counties who’ve earned that designation since storms on June 26th.

Gov. Branstad also requested that FEMA conduct damage assessments in 20 Iowa counties. The assessments could be used to determine whether a Presidential Disaster Declaration is granted. The counties are: Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Mahaska, Muscatine, and Poweshiek.