THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN IOWA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on June 15-30, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in a 15-county area. The counties include Audubon, Boone, Cherokee, Crawford, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Story and Woodbury.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys. Additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.