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2019-05-09 21:16 - News Release

DES MOINES, Ia. – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Shelby will close permanently at noon Saturday, May 11, 2019. The DRC is located at the Shelby Community Club, 500 East St.Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Iowa federal disaster declaration for storms and flooding that began March 12, can still get help in these ways:

2019-05-09 20:25 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents of Louisa County can now apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12.They join seven counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury. The deadline for applying for assistance is July 1, 2019.

2019-05-09 20:20 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds requested, and FEMA approved, extending the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance in the eight counties affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning March 12. The new deadline is Monday, July 1, 2019.Residents in the following counties: Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury may be eligible for assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

2019-05-06 19:55 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowans rebuild or repair the damage to their homes caused by the storms that began March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making houses and businesses stronger and safer. 

2019-05-06 19:51 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – Returning to a disaster-damaged house or business can present dangers and challenges. That’s why state and federal disaster officials are urging Iowans to use extra caution when cleaning up flood-damaged properties. First and foremost, do not return to disaster-impacted areas until local officials have given the all- clear to do so. 

2019-05-06 19:45 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowans rebuild or repair the damage to their homes caused by the storms that began March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making houses and businesses stronger and safer. 

2019-05-03 21:47 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in western Iowa that began March 12, be sure to consider applying for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  

2019-05-03 13:16 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – Below is a chart showing the status of Iowa Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs). This information provides the county, address, days and hours of operation. OPEN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS

2019-04-29 12:41 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – If your house has been inaccessible for a FEMA damage inspection following the March 12 severe storms and flooding, but the roads to your residence now are officially open, please call FEMA to request a reinspection and to update your case. 

2019-04-25 14:24 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Polk, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury counties to assist with disaster recovery.