Governor Culver issued an emergency proclamation for Carroll, Cass and Sac counties yesterday, January 21, 2010.  The proclamation allows state resources to be used in response to the ice storm that hit the area earlier this week. 

“The severe winter weather that hit our state this week has left many Iowans without power,” said Governor Culver.  “As Governor, I am committed to doing whatever we can to help get the power back on and help those affected.  While the storm may have moved on, the threat of power outages and downed power lines remains, and I urge Iowans to use caution.” 

The proclamation also allows the state to provide generators to Carroll, Lake View, Early and Dedham.  Cots and blankets will be provided to those affected in Lake View and Early and assistance through the Department of Corrections will be provided to Atlantic.