Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday extended the State of Disaster Emergency in Iowa following avian flu outbreak until August 30. This is the third extension of the Disaster Proclamation the governor announced.

The current disaster proclamation was set to expire on July 31.

The proclamation activates the disaster response and recovery aspect of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department’s Iowa Emergency Response Plan. It also allows the use and deployment of all available state resources, supplies, equipment, and materials.

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