Flood 2019 – March 12th & Continuing

 

Pottawattamie County Residents Are Eligible for FEMA Assistance for damages occurring between March 12, 2019 and June 16, 2019.

TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE:

  1. Register your damages with Emergency Management at this link:  FLOOD DAMAGE REGISTRY
  2. Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance at this link: FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 16th, 2019!!!

WHAT GRANTS AM I ELIGIBLE FOR?
Pottawattamie County has been declared in  Presidential Disaster Proclamation #4421 for Individual and Public Assistance starting on March 12, 2019 and continuing. The following forms of assistance are available for Pottawattamie county.

Federal Individual Assistance

Federal Individual Assistance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses and can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other aid programs. Individuals may also be eligible for other needs assistance including medical and dental expenses and replacement of essential personal property such as furniture, clothing and some appliances. You generally have 60 days from the date the federal disaster declaration is made to apply for assistance.

HOW TO APPLY 
Call 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time), seven days a week, until further notice.

Apply online at disasterassistance.gov. You can apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you apply by phone or online, you’ll be walked through the kinds of assistance that are available and what you need to do to apply.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is a program which provides temporary income to eligible individuals who become unemployed as a result of a major disaster. More information is available here.

Other Federal Assistance

Programs for farmers/producers from the USDA may be available through the Farm Service Agency.

Iowa Disaster Case Management Program

The Iowa Disaster Case Management Program is designed to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referral to obtain a service or resource. Contact your local Community Action Agency for more details on this program. The application deadline is: November 27, 2019.

 More information from FEMA on other federal assistance programs is available here.


Current Media Releases & Important Information

Date Issued

Subject

Link 

6-25-2019 FEMA Registration Deadline  FEMA REGISTRATION DEADLINE — JULY 1
6-25-2019 Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Iowa Farmers & Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance
6-20-209 FACT SHEET: Assistance Deadline is Coming FS 017 The Deadline Is Coming; Register Now! DR-4421-IA
6-18-2019 211 Iowa Launches Free App to Connect Iowans 211 Press Release from United Way

 


Disaster Recovery Data

Public Infrastructure Assessed Damages
$11,000,000.00
(damages only 50-60% assessed due to current water levels)
172 Residents Have Applied for FEMA assistance
$868,405.48
(grants awarded to applicants to date)
SBA Disaster Loans
(no data from SBA)

Current Flood Status Summary

A FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER AFFECTING POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY

Missouri River levels and forecast
See current river levels and projections
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Nishnabotna River levels and forecast
See current river levels and projections
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Pottawattamie County Roads status
See current road closures and information
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Iowa DOT Roads status
See current state highway and interstate closures
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Flood Assistance Resources

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2019 Iowa Floods Website
Pottawattamie County Human Services Advisory Council Disaster Assistance Website
Emergency Alerts & Severe Weather Notifications Enrollment
Flooding & Flash Flooding Preparedness Info
2019 Iowa Flood News (statewide)

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.

REGISTER TODAY – CLICK THE POTTAWATTAMIE ALERT LOGO