UPDATED: State of Emergency Expected To Be Issued For Floyd County

Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County officials are expected to issue a county-wide state of emergency.

The declaration will come Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Many gravel roads and bridges are still impassable from the weekend storms.

According to Emergency Management Coordinator for Floyd County Lezlie Weber there is an estimated $65,000-$70,000 worth of damage in and around the Rockford area.

There is also damage to area crops from the flooding.

Governor Kim Reynolds approved the proclamation on Monday for Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Howard and Winneshiek Counties. The proclamation will help with the recovery efforts in those areas.

The governor’s office says the only request they’ve had for help thus far is for the activation of the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant and Disaster Case Management programs.

Those programs provide grants of up to five-thousand dollars to residents who meet income guidelines. The money can be used for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing expenses.

Applications for the grants are available through the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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