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County residents can receive assistance

By Staff | Jul 4, 2014

Emmet County residents can now request Individual Assistance for storm damage to their homes, car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing due to the recent storms and flooding.

The Individual Assistance Program is for residents of Emmet County for the ongoing severe weather and flooding beginning on June 13, 2014.

Individuals can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,580 for a family of three.

Governor Terry Branstad issued the disaster proclamation for six additional counties in response to the ongoing flooding and severe weather. Emmet County has already been included in a disaster declaration for Public Assistance with allows for the use of State resources to respond and recover from the effects of the storms.

Local officials have meet with Federal representatives from FEMA to assess damages to our infrastructure in Emmet County.

Persons interested in participating in the Individual Assistance Program should go to the Iowa Department of Human Services website or call 1-866-434-4692.

Applications must be made within 45 days of the declaration to be eligible for assistance.