Marshall Co. Now Federal Disaster Area

MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - President Donald Trump has granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Iowa.

By granting this, Federal funds will be able to be used to help communities in Marshall County after severe storms and tornadoes on July 19.

"It has been inspiring, but not surprising, to watch the community, State of Iowa, and federal representatives spring to action in the efforts to rebuild after this tremendous storm and tornado," Congressman Rod Blum said. "These funds are great news for Marshall County, and I look forward to more positive news on individual assistance grants to help out people like Navy Veteran Laural who's home was nearly destroyed by the tornado."

FEMA says Public Assistance is their largest grant program to help communities responding to and recovering from major emergencies or disasters declared by the President.

The program helps with emergency assistance to protect property, save lives, and restore community infrastructure affected by a federally declared incident.