Gov. Chet Culver has added 14 Iowa counties to a disaster declaration in response to the recent severe weather.
The declaration now covers a total of 28 counties. It allows state resources to be deployed to help residents of the affected counties.
Culver’s declaration covered Buena Vista, Butler, Clay, Davis, Emmet, Hamilton, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Van Buren and Webster counties.
Culver had already issued disaster proclamations for the counties of Cherokee, Decatur, Franklin, Hancock, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Polk, Ringgold, Sioux, Taylor, Union, Warren and Wright.
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