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Governor Declares Disaster Proclamations After Weekend Tornadoes
Following a series of tornadoes that occurred on Friday, Governor Kim Reynolds has declared disaster proclamations for 12 counties. The affected counties include Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Grundy, Johnson, Keokuk, Linn, Mahaska, Wapello, and Washington, and the proclamation allows state resources to be utilized for response efforts.
Delaware County Emergency Management Coordinator Mandy Bieber reported that the storms caused significant damage in various areas of the county, such as Manchester, Greeley, and Oneida. Despite this, no injuries have been reported. Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild stated that the storm left a mess of downed power lines, trees, and buildings, with some houses and garages sustaining damage.
The National Weather Service is assessing the damage, and they have confirmed that an E-F-2 tornado hit Wapello County, damaging at least three homes and a hog confinement facility. Other assessments are ongoing, and Manchester City Manager Tim Vick is urging residents to document the damage by taking pictures.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program are activated for qualifying residents in the counties covered under the governor's disaster proclamation.