Trump approves disaster declaration for Iowa

President Donald Trump approved Iowa's request for federal disaster assistance and will visit the state on Tuesday.
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 11:01 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - President Donald Trump on Monday morning approved a disaster declaration for Iowa, and said FEMA is here. This comes after Gov. Reynolds formally requested expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas impacted by last week’s derecho.

Trump signed an emergency declaration to supply Iowa with federal money to assist with recovery efforts.

He said Iowa likely saw a storm like we’ve never seen before. He said he may even make a surprise visit to Iowa Monday, but White House staff later clarified that he will visit on Tuesday. He’s currently scheduled to visit Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The derecho with hurricane-force wind, blew across the state at more than 100 miles an hour one week ago today.

Three people died as a result of the storm.

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