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Branstad, Reynolds release update on Iowa flood response and preparations

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Today, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard Tim Orr and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten toured flood damage in Clarkesville and Shell Rock and assessed flood preparedness plans underway in Cedar Rapids.  To view pictures of those visits, please visit Gov. Branstad’s facebook page at:   It is anticipated that Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds will be assessing flood damage later this week as well with the full schedule set to be released soon.

This update provides an overview of actions being taken by the State of Iowa to assist communities in northern Iowa impacted by flooding.


Gov. Branstad signs formal disaster proclamation for 13 counties affected by flooding in Iowa

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Gov. Terry E. Branstad today formally issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for 13 counties in response to recent flooding.  The counties included in this proclamation include:  Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Delaware, Floyd, Franklin, Linn and Wright.

The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe flooding.  The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for residents of those 13 counties.  Gov. Branstad’s proclamation also activates the Iowa National Guard to assist in the response to, the mitigation of, and the recovery from the effects of the disaster as needed.