Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office stated in a news launch Thursday that the governor had issued a catastrophe proclamation due to widespread flooding throughout the state this week.

This is the release:

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a catastrophe proclamation as we speak for the State of Iowa in response to flooding and severe climate starting March thirteenth and continuing. Earlier as we speak, she activated Iowa’s State Emergency Operations Middle to coordinate the response to Iowa’s flooding.

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Administration (HSEMD) together with a number of state and federal businesses, is monitoring quickly-evolving circumstances at places all through the state. 

The governor’s proclamation permits state assets to be utilized to answer and recuperate from the consequences of this severe climate across your complete state and activates the Iowa Individual Help Grant Program for qualifying residents, together with the Catastrophe Case Administration Program for these 21 counties: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Hancock, Harrison, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Kossuth, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Value, and Wright.   

The Individual Assistance Grant Program supplies grants of as much as $5,000 for households with incomes as much as 200 % of the federal poverty degree or a maximum annual revenue of $forty one,560 for a household of three. Grants can be found for house or automotive repairs, alternative of clothes or meals and short-term housing bills. Unique receipts are required for these looking for reimbursement for actual expenses associated to storm restoration. The grant software and instructions can be found on the Iowa Department of Human Providers website. Potential candidates have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim (April 29, 2019).


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Catastrophe Case Management is a program to deal with critical wants to beat a disaster-related hardship, damage or antagonistic condition. Disaster case managers work with shoppers to create a catastrophe recovery plan and provide steerage, advice and referral to acquire a service or useful resource. There are not any revenue eligibility requirements for this program; it closes one hundred eighty days from the date of the governor’s proclamation. For info on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your area people action association or visit

Residents of counties impacted by the current severe climate are asked to report injury to help native and state officers higher understand the injury sustained. Injury to property, roads, utilities and different storm-associated info could also be reported. This info can be collected by the Iowa Division of Homeland Safety and Emergency Management and shared with native emergency management businesses.