FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Ringgold, Union and Clarke Counties

Release Date Release Number
Combined NR-002
Release Date:
May 25, 2024

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 1-7 PM on May 25 in Ringgold County to help survivors who experienced loss or damage to their homes or personal property from the April 26-27 tornadoes. We can help with questions about disaster assistance programs, who is eligible for assistance, what kind of things FEMA can help with or what the status is with an application already filed. We can help you with an application or even upload documents for you if they are needed to complete your application.


The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open on a temporary basis and will rotate to other designated counties. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. 

The DRC will be at each location for 4 days.

Scheduled locations and hours of operations are as follows: 


Ringgold County                                                                      United Baptist Presbyterian Church

Saturday, May 25                     1 p.m. – 7 p.m.                       2343 U.S. 169

Sunday, May 26                       8 a.m. – 7 p.m.                        Mount Ayr, IA 50854  

Monday, May 27                      8 a.m. – 7 p.m.                                      

Tuesday, May 28                      8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Union County                                                                    Union County Emergency Management

Wednesday, May 29       1 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                705 E Taylor Street

Thursday, May 30         8 a.m. – 7 p.m.                                    Creston, IA 50801

Friday, May 31              8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 1          8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Clarke County                                                                            Clarke County Annex Building

Sunday, June 2             1 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                    109 South Main St.

Monday, June 3            8 a.m. – 7 p.m.                                     Osceola, IA 50213

Tuesday, June 4           8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5      8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Here’s how to apply:

Disaster Recovery Centers are physically accessible to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. They are equipped with assistance and adaptive technology such as amplified phones, caption phones, video phones, wheelchair ramps and other resources to help ensure all applicants can access resources.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish and 3 for other languages).

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