Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declarations for More Iowa Counties


DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad is asking for more help cleaning up the damage from severe weather.

He requested another Presidential Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 22 Iowa counties.

The counties all suffered extensive wind, hail, tornado and flood damage during the storms that hit on June 26th through July 7th.

The counties that are part of the latest request are: Audubon, Black Hawk, Butler, Cedar, Des Moines, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Mahaska, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Tama, and Washington.

President Barack Obama has already declared 35 Iowa counties federal disaster areas.

The declaration means counties can receive federal recovery aid.


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