FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017
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Gov. Branstad issues verbal disaster proclamation for two counties

 

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today verbally issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Kossuth and Webster counties in response to severe weather that occurred May 16, 2017. Tomorrow, the governor will sign the proclamation.

 

The governor's proclamation allows State resources to be utilized in the two counties to respond to, and recover from, the effects of the severe weather that included damaging winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms. The proclamation also temporarily suspends State regulatory provisions to allow the open burning of disaster debris and rubbish for 90 days following the effective date of the proclamation.

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management leads, coordinates and supports homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.

 

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Link to the proclamation here.