Weather Alert

Worth County receives state disaster proclamation after severe weather

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has added another north-central Iowa county to the list of disaster proclamations after recent severe weather.

The proclamations allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents along with the Disaster Case Management Program.

Governor Reynolds on Wednesday issued a proclamation for Worth County. She had issued proclamations for Mitchell and Kossuth counties on Tuesday and for Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties on Monday.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $5000 for households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing and food, and temporary housing expenses.

The Disaster Case Management Program addresses serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions.

Residents impacted by severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained.

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