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President Trump Partially Approves Disaster Declaration for July Tornadoes

Posted: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 4:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News Staff

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump has partially approved her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by severe storms and tornadoes on July 19th.

The declaration will make assistance available to public and nonprofit entities in Marion, Lee, Marshall, and Van Buren counties under the federal Public Assistance Program. A Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance puts into motion long-term federal recovery programs, some of which are partially matched by state programs and designed to help public entities and select nonprofits.

Public Assistance funds may be used for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and may include debris removal, emergency protective measures, repair of damaged public property, loans needed by communities for essential government functions and grants for public schools.