Iowa Severe Storms


Incident Period: Aug 10, 2020

Declaration Date: Aug 17, 2020

Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.

To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. FEMA home inspections are conducted in-person; however, if you are apprehensive due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, you can request we conduct the inspection without entering your home.

Learn more about the steps after applying.

"Help After a Disaster"

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download Brochures

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items, or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

Local Resources

Local News & Media

Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.

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Scroll to the top of the page for links to view disaster information in Spanish, French and Swahili. You can view information in the Kirundi language here.

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $8,178,199.02
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $3,245,137.67
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $11,423,336.69
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 3092
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $149,523,160.17
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $23,051,432.42
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $179,804,501.28
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $24,897,785.14
Last updated January 27, 2023