Clinton County now included in Iowa's FEMA derecho declaration

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Clinton County is now eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance Program for the August 10th derecho.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' office says the county was included in her August Presidential Disaster Declaration request, but was not initially approved.

The office says Clinton County was included after an appeal to FEMA.

Hardin, Johnson, and Jones counties were also included in the appeal but the program was not granted.

They say FEMA determined the derecho's effect was not of the severity and magnitude to warrant designation for the program.

FEMA's Individual Assistance Program provides disaster-affected homeowners and renters with assistance for housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses, and legal services.

Other counties that were previously approved for Individual Assistance for the August derecho are Benton, Boone, Cedar, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, and Tama.

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