Action comes after weaknesses identified in 2020 derecho response
Nicole Andrew and her kids moved back into their home just 2 weeks ago after it was destroyed in the 2020 derecho. She’s among a number of property owners whose efforts to swiftly fix homes for various reasons stalled in the 2 years after the disaster.
About $800,000 remains for qualifying residents of single-family homes and mobile homes that sustained damage in the August 2020 derecho. As funds dwindle likely by the end of the year, officials urged anyone who may be in need to apply with urgency.
Brittney J. Miller
Environmental News Aug. 7, 2022 6:00 am52d ago
Organizations are using more grassroots efforts to plant trees, and many residents taking the initiative since the Aug. 10, 2020, derecho.
Gov. Kim Reynolds
Your Voices Aug. 10, 2021 5:02 am414d ago
The day after the storm hit, I was on the ground to survey the damage personally. I spoke directly with President Donald Trump to explain the scope of the devastation — a story the national press was not telling.
Officials still are finishing formal after-action reviews focusing on what lesson were learned and what steps should be taken to more urgently come to the aid of citizens who — days after the storm — frequently struggled to find food and gas and often shelter. Reports are expected later this month.
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