Flood Disaster Assistance Extended

Mon 5-13-2019

(Des Moines)-- Governor Kim Reynolds has extended by 30 days existing emergency disaster declarations for Iowa counties affected by flooding in March. 

The extension means activation of Iowa disaster response and recovery efforts will continue through June 11th. It also allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from effects of severe weather. 

The extension also gives residents more time to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program. The deadline to do that is also June 11th. 

The extended proclamation covers 57 counties, including Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, O'Brien, Palo Alto and Sioux in northwest Iowa.

The proclamation also extends temporary suspension of regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for disaster repair crews and drivers delivering goods and services while responding to disaster sites, as well as weight limits related to disaster repairs.