President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings might be a ‘good day’ for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officers heading to China for commerce talks subsequent week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE on Saturday accepted a catastrophe declaration for the state of Iowa amid huge flooding and storms which have broken tens of 1000’s of properties within the state.
The White Home introduced Saturday afternoon that Trump had accepted federal catastrophe aid funding for particular person residents in 5 of Iowa’s 99 counties, whereas native governments and personal nonprofits in dozens of different counties would have the ability to apply for extra federal funding.
“Help can embody grants for momentary housing and residential repairs, low-cost loans to cowl uninsured property losses, and different packages to assist people and enterprise homeowners get better from the results of the catastrophe,” the White Home mentioned.
Trump’s catastrophe declaration for the state follows an estimate from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday which set the worth tag on flood harm within the state at $1.6 billion, based on the Des Moines Register.
“As we speak’s announcement from President Trump approving our emergency declaration will probably be instrumental to Iowa’s restoration. We’re extremely grateful for the President’s constant and well timed motion within the face of catastrophe. The street to restoration will probably be lengthy, however it’s clear that Iowans could have the assets we have to rebuild,” Reynolds mentioned in an announcement launched by her workplace on Saturday.
“We’re not solely doing response, however we have shifted,” she advised reporters a day earlier, based on the Register. “We’re in restoration mode proper now.”
The declaration comes two days after Trump issued one other order following flooding in Nebraska, the place it’s estimated residents face $85 billion in flood-related harm.
Reynolds, together with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R), toured the positioning of some harm with Vice President Pence earlier within the week.
After the journey, Pence advised Trump “it was among the worst flooding he had ever seen in his life,” Ricketts mentioned, based on NPR.