Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds formally requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on Sunday night for Iowa communities and counties that were impacted by the derecho storm on Monday.
In the request to the president, Reynolds indicated the State of Iowa will need an estimated $3,998,010,354 from federal partners to recover from this unprecedented event.
The governor requested funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance Program for 27 counties: Audubon, Benton, Boone, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Madison, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama and Washington.
Individual Assistance Program funding provides disaster-impacted homeowners and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses and legal services.
Reynolds also requested funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program for the repair or replacement of public infrastructure and debris removal for sixteen counties: Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama.