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Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

On Thursday, Governor Terry Branstad requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flooding between April 17-30. Marion, Monroe, Lucas, and Warren Counties were all included in the request for federal Public Assistance Program funding. A joint federal, state, and local damage assessment found that $8.9 million worth of damage would be eligible under the Public Assistance Program.