WHEREAS, on May 19, 2013, and continuing thereafter, severe storm systems affected the state of Iowa; and

WHEREAS, these storm systems caused severe weather, including damaging winds, straight-line winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, flash flooding and flooding resulting in death, significant damage to public and private property, overtopping of levees and large debris piles; and

WHEREAS, Des Moines County suffered significant damages from this event and on June 4, 2013 was declared a disaster county; and

WHEREAS, surveys and reports forwarded to the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department by the Des Moines County emergency management coordinator and other officials in the affected county indicate that state individual assistance pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.20A and 441 Iowa Admin. Code 58.2(1) is needed to assist certain individuals and families adversely affected by the disaster who otherwise cannot be helped by other means of financial assistance and for whom federal assistance under the Stafford Act is either not available or does not adequately meet the needs of the citizens in the disaster area; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERRY E. BRANSTAD, Governor of the State of Iowa, by the power and authority vested in me by the Iowa Constitution Art. IV, §§ 1, 8 and Iowa Code § 29C.6(1), and all other applicable laws, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT the following:

SECTION ONE. I authorize the Iowa Department of Human Services under the terms and conditions as allowed by Iowa law to render individual disaster assistance to eligible residents of Des Moines County who are affected by this disaster. Iowa Code § 29C.20A and 441 Iowa Admin. Code 58.2(1).

SECTION TWO. This order for individual disaster assistance in respect to Des Moines County shall continue for sixty (60) days, and shall expire on August 11, 2013, unless sooner terminated or extended in writing by me. Iowa Code § 29C.6(1).

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal of the State of Iowa to be affixed at Des Moines, Iowa this twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen.