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FEMA Is Hiring Disaster Recovery Workers in Iowa

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.

State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Storm Survivors in Pottawattamie County

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowans in Pottawattamie county who have been impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and want to learn more about disaster assistance can now visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening Tuesday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. CDT. The DRC will remain open through Saturday, April 27.

 

Workshops on How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Family Treasures Set in Three Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you have family treasurers, heirlooms, photos and books that were damaged in the March flooding, do not throw them away just yet. You may be able to save them, and some experts from the Smithsonian Institution can help you.

 

Preservation professionals will host workshops at state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25. See below for times and addresses:

Two State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers Closing

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25. The DRCs are located in Harrison and Woodbury counties at the following locations:

 

Harrison County

Harrison County Fairgrounds

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Avoid Another Disaster: Beware of Fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa – Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided.

Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. Ask to see it.

Survivors in Two Additional Iowa Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents of Pottawattamie and Shelby counties now can apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12.

 

They join five counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury.

 

Hours of Operation Change for Iowa Disaster Recovery Centers

DES MOINES, Iowa – Hours of operation for four state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), open to help flood survivors in western Iowa, will be changing beginning this weekend. 

As of April 21, the DRCs no longer will be open on Sundays.  Operating hours for the centers in Harrison, Mills and Woodbury counties are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.  The hours for Fremont County’s DRC will change on April 22 to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 

State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Storm Survivors in Harrison County

DES MOINES, Ia. – Iowans in Harrison and Monona counties who have been impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding now can visit a Disaster Recovery Center opening Monday (April 8) in Harrison County to learn more about disaster assistance.

 

State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Storm Survivors in Woodbury County

DES MOINES, Ia. – Iowans in Woodbury and Monona counties who have been impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding now can visit a Disaster Recovery Center opening Saturday (April 6) in Woodbury County to learn more about disaster assistance.

 

State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Mills County

DES MOINES, Ia. – A joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center opens Wednesday, April 3 to help survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding get help with various disaster assistance programs.