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Gov. Reynolds announces SBA disaster assistance for storm, tornado-damaged counties

Work to request Presidential Disaster Declaration for summer flooding continues


DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted her request to provide assistance in the form of low-interest disaster loans for Marshall County, along with six contiguous counties impacted by the July 19, 2018, tornado and severe weather event.


"I saw first-hand the tornado damage in Marshalltown," Gov. Reynolds said. "Luckily, initial assessments revealed most of the damage is covered by insurance. However, we must look at every opportunity to help impacted Iowans, whether that is through state programs or federal assistance via the SBA or other agencies.”


Affected residents and business owners in Marshall, Grundy, Hardin, Jasper, Poweshiek, Story and Tama counties will be able to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA. Residents in the designated counties will receive further information from the SBA on how and where to apply for assistance. Click here for information released Monday from the SBA.


The Office of the Governor will continue to provide regular updates on the status of additional federal support.


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.




Read the fact sheet regarding the SBA declaration for counties impacted by July 19, 2018, storms.