Two Northern Iowa Counties Added to Disaster Declaration

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) speaks during a press conference on Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. (KCCI-TV Des Moines)

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By Katie Stinson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two northern Iowa counties have been added to a presidential disaster declaration granted last month.

Gov. Terry Branstad's office says Howard and Worth counties were added to the declaration granted by President Barack Obama on July 2.

The declaration provides assistance to state and local governments as well as some nonprofit organizations for emergency work and repairs to facilities damaged by severe weather the occurred from May 19 to June 14.

Obama previously included these counties in the declaration: Appanoose, Benton, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hardin, Henry, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lyon, Mahaska, Marshall, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, O'Brien, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Poweshiek, Sac, Sioux, Story, Tama, Wapello, Webster, Winnebago, and Wright.


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