PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY

 


WHEREAS, on July 19, 2018, and continuing thereafter, a severe storm system affected the state of Iowa; and


WHEREAS, this storm system caused severe weather, including damaging winds, straight-line winds, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, resulting in personal injury, significant damage to public and private property, power outages resulting from downed power lines and poles, large debris piles and damage to emergency communications systems; and


WHEREAS, on July 20, 2018, a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency was issued authorizing the implementation of the State Individual Assistance Grant Program for Lee, Marshall, Polk, and Van Buren counties; and


WHEREAS, reports forwarded to the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department by the emergency management coordinator and other officials in Marshall County indicate there is a continued need for state individual assistance pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.20A and 441 Iowa Admin. Code 58.2 to assist certain individuals and families adversely affected by the disaster who 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.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, KIMBERLY K. REYNOLDS, 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 proclaim a STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY to be extended until September 15, 2018, for Marshall County and 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 Marshall County. Iowa Code § 29C.20A and 441 Iowa Admin. Code 58.2 (1).


SECTION TWO. This state of disaster emergency shall be effective on August 16, 2018, shall continue for thirty (30) days, and shall expire on September 15, 2018, 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. Done at Des Moines, Iowa, this sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eighteen.


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KIMBERLY K. REYNOLDS
GOVERNOR OF IOWA

 

ATTEST:
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PAUL D. PATE
SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Link to PDF of Aug. 16, 2018, proclamation.