FEMA denies Iowa's Individual Assistance disaster request

DES MOINES, Iowa-  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Iowa's request for individual disaster assistance for those impacted by the July 19th tornadoes in Marshall and Polk counties.

FEMA says the impact to individuals and households from the event did not meet the damage threshold for the Individual Assistance designation.

The Governor has 30-days to file an appeal.  It's the second time FEMA has denied Iowa's request for Individual assistance this year.   The first time was for flooding and severe storms in June and July.   

Governor Reynolds has submitted an appeal to FEMA asking it to reconsider the denial.

FEMA has approved Iowa's request for disaster assistance funding for the repair of public infrastructure damaged by the July 19 tornadoes and severe storms in four counties.  In addition, Governor Reynolds' earlier request for disaster assistance for public and nonprofit entities in 30 counties following the flooding and severe weather from June 6 to July 2 was granted Aug. 20.

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