City of Guthrie Center
Guthrie Center Municipal Utilities

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Governor Kim Reynolds « Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday Mar. 15, 2019

CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 802-0986

 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 15 additional counties

 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. 

 

The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for these 15 counties: Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Guthrie, Hardin, Plymouth, and Shelby.

 

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim (April 29, 2019).  For information on the Disaster Case Management Program in Guthrie County, contact your local community agency, New Opportunities, at 641-747-3845 or visit www.newopp.org.  

 

Disaster Case Management is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor's proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program in Guthrie County, contact your local community agency, New Opportunities, at 641-747-3845 or visit www.newopp.org.  

 

Yesterday, the governor activated the State Emergency Operations Center and issued a proclamation to allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather across the entire state. The proclamation also made the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program available in the following 21 counties: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Hancock, Harrison, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Kossuth, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O'Brien, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright.  

 

Residents of counties impacted by the recent severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities and other storm-related information may be reported. This information will be collected by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and shared with local emergency management agencies. 

 

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