FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2019
CONTACT: HSEMDPIO@iowa.gov or (515) 725-3231

 

Scott County added to Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today received word that Scott County has been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration granted March 23, 2019, for severe storms and flooding.


Residents in Scott County who were impacted by the recent flooding are now eligible to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program, which provides aid to eligible homeowners, renters, and businesses.

 

The federal Individual Assistance program can provide homeowners, renters, and businesses grants and low-interest loans to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs, and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other aid programs.


Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can apply for federal Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time), seven days a week. Residents of Scott County who have already registered for the federal Individual Assistance Program do not need to re-apply, as their registrations are still active.


The Iowa Individual Assistance Program is no longer available to residents of Scott County, or to residents of Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby, and Woodbury counties, because they are included in the Presidential Disaster Declaration for the federal Individual Assistance Program. The Iowa Disaster Case Management Program is still available to impacted residents of these counties through the local community action association, which can be found at www.iowacommunityaction.org.

 

In addition, Adams and Palo Alto counties have been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration for the Public Assistance Program. This program provides assistance to state and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations. The declaration also includes funding to conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state.

 

For more information on flood recovery resources available to Iowans, visit www.floods2019.iowa.gov or contact 2-1-1.

 

 

 

 

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