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Iowa Severe Storms and Tornadoes

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Iowa Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-4779)

A stormfront brought a line of severe storms across the state of Iowa, some of which spawned tornadoes, from April 26th to April 27th, 2024. On May 14th, 2024, President Biden declared a major disaster.

People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:

  • Clarke
  • Harrison
  • Mills
  • Pottawatomie
  • Polk
  • Ringgold
  • Shelby
  • Union

For the complete press release, please click here.

Routinely check your state emergency management social media pages for urgent disaster updates and guidance.

Important Deadlines

FEMA Application Deadline

Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Appeal your FEMA decision letter

Within 60 days of the date on the determination letter.

Apply for Disaster Unemployment

Monday, July 13th, 2024

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Apply for Disaster SNAP

Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Local Help

Access aid organizations and other helpful recovery assistance through the resources below.

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Safety and Shelter Resources

Please check your local news and local officials for the latest safety and shelter resources. Access information on Safety and Shelter assistance through the resources below.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Services

Explore resources from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe and recover from a disaster.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs. You may also visit to ask questions about your case. The DRC Locator helps you find the hours, services, and locations of DRCs near you.

American Red Cross Find an Open Shelter Tool

If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help. Search for open American Red Cross shelters near you with the “Find an Open Shelter” Tool.

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