Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- If you were adversely affected by the June floods and wish to meet with Recovery Specialists to discuss assistance, there are only a few days left to visit a Disaster Recovery Center. State and federal officials have announced that all five Disaster Recovery Centers will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
Through 2 p.m., July 13, residents of the 21 declared counties can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at the Disaster Recovery Centers located at the following locations:
|Clinton County:||Charlotte Community Center, 115-1st Street, Charlotte, Iowa|
|Dubuque County:||Old Library Room, City Hall Building, 338 1st Ave. East, Dyersville, Iowa|
|Jones County:||Soldier's Memorial/American Legion Hall, 226 East 1st St., Monticello, Iowa|
|Linn County:||Four Oaks Inter-Generational Center, (formerly St. Mark's Lutheran Church), 2100-1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Scott County:||Scott County Community College, 500 Belmont Road, Student Life Center, Rm. 2300-E, Parking Lot C, Entrance-Door 4, Bettendorf, Iowa|
Although the centers are closing, help is still as close as your phone. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a toll-free disaster phone line. To register, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or for hearing- or speech-impaired, (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Anyone with questions about FEMA programs, or to check the status of their application may call. The telephone numbers are operational from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., CDT, seven days a week until further notice.
Since the June 19 federal disaster declaration, 1,319 residents have registered for disaster assistance, and $2,538,883,30 in assistance has been approved as of July 10.
Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low-interest loans from U.S. Small Business Administration for flood-damaged residential and business property. Disaster unemployment assistance, and other special services also are available to persons affected by the disaster.