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Next Session: June 23, 2015

Gov. Terry Branstad declares State of Disaster Emergency in Calhoun County, to assess storm damage in Lake City this afternoon

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he has declared a state of disaster emergency in Calhoun County in response to severe weather that moved through the area yesterday, Sunday, May 10, 2015. In addition, the governor and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) Director Mark Schouten today will travel to Lake City, Iowa, to assess damage caused by severe weather. The tour will begin at about 1:20 p.m. in Lake City, Iowa at the fire station.

IEMA named a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

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Darrell Knecht (left) accepts the WRN certificate from Kelsey Angle, WCM at the National Weather Service in Des Moines.The Iowa Emergency Management Association was named a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Thursday by Kelsey Angle, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Angle presented the certificate to IEMA President Darrell Knecht during the 9th Annual Emergency Management Conference held at Wahpeton in Dickinson County, Iowa.