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Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:56

Trump Approves Iowa's Disaster Declaration, Will Visit Cedar Rapids on Aug. 18

Written by Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

President Donald Trump approved a major federal disaster declaration for Iowa on Aug. 17, less than 24 hours after Gov. Kim Reynolds sent him a request that detailed nearly $4 billion needed to assist with recovery from last week's derecho. 

The president plans to visit Cedar Rapids on Aug. 18 to survey damage and meet with state and local officials, a White House official confirmed to the Des Moines Register.

 

"I just approved an emergency declaration for Iowa, who had an incredible windstorm like probably they've never seen before. It really did a lot of damage," Trump told reporters Aug. 17.

 

To read more, see the Des Moines Register.

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