Humboldt County qualifies for state and fed. disaster funds

The overflowing banks of the Des Moines River made this road impassable on the south edge of Bradgate last week. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

It’s a disaster.
That’s the word from state and federal authorities, as more than two-thirds of Iowa’s 99 counties are being severely impacted by flooding, including Humboldt County.
Humboldt County is one of 56 Iowa counties that have been declared federal disaster areas, following action by President Donald Trump on Saturday, March 23, which will trigger federal emergency assistance, in addition to the state disaster proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds, which will allow Humboldt County residents to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.
For Humboldt County specific, Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger said the county is pretty fortunate that the flooding has not been worse.
“We were at 14.6 feet on the Des Moines River and it is expected to recede. There has been some reports of damage to homes and other structures in low-lying areas. We’ve received no reports of injuries to people or animals because of the flooding,” Kruger said.
A flood warning remains in effect for Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Webster counties until further notice.
For more details on flooding and how you can report damage and apply for assistance, read the story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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