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Governor briefed on Iowa diasters

Calls special meeting of emergency response agencies.

Posted: Jun 22, 2018 6:35 PM

JOHNSTON, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds called a special meeting of the state’s response agencies at the Camp Dodge Emergency Operations Center late Friday afternoon.

Reynolds’ officer says she called the meeting to be briefed on how the state is handling the damage caused by flooding in numerous counties. State disaster proclamations have been issued for 18 counties.

A briefing was also scheduled for the train derailment and crude oil spill near Doon in Lyon County.

The Department of Public Safety; the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Iowa National Guard, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Natural Resources were all part of the meeting.

Governor Reynolds plans to tour affected areas of the state on Saturday.

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