Federal Disaster Aid for August, 2016 Iowa Floods

The US President has declared a federal disaster for the storms and floods that struck 8 counties of Iowa during late August 2016.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period between 23 and 27 August, 2016.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

The disaster declaration is not related to the most recent flooding in Iowa. FEMA said that it is currently supporting the state with Preliminary Damage Assessments related to the September event.