Iowa derecho disaster relief: No financial aid for homeowners, farmers

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ request for $82.7 million to cover the 8,273 homes that were damaged or destroyed was not approved. Neither were her requests for $3.77 billion for agriculture damage to farm land, grain bins and buildings and $100 million for private utilities repair.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Reynolds said teams are still assessing damage to determine if the state is eligible for more assistance. It could be another week before individual assistance is approved, acting secretary of homeland security, Chad Wolf, said at a roundtable with Trump in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday.

 

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