Gov. Reynolds expands Disaster Proclamation to include Humboldt County

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

(Iowa) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has expanded the number of counties included in her Disaster Proclamation due to the flooding that impacted Iowa on June 26.

In a press release by the Humboldt County Emergency Management Agency, Humboldt County EMA says that residents that qualify could be eligible for grant moneys up to $5,000 per household to offset repair and replacement costs due to the flood. Humboldt County’s Upper Des Moines Opportunities (UDMO), located at 419 Sumner Ave. in Humboldt, can work with residents and be able to walk them through this grant process. They can be reached at (515) 604-6550

Humboldt County was impacted by the floods that devastated parts of Iowa where record water levels of 17 feet were seen along the West Fork of the Des Moines River, the highest since the previous 55-year-old record flooding in April 1969.

Gov. Reynolds was made aware of the flooding that has left several communities in our county with flood related damage. Humboldt County EMA says in their press release that they have worked with communities, Law Enforcement, and the Secondary Roads Department to compile reports of damage, both current and on-going.

For additional information on this proclamation, the requirements, and how to apply for the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program, you can reach out to Humboldt County’s UDMO or visit the website

Those impacted by the storms and are in need of relief will have 45 days from the date of the proclamation.