DES MOINES, IOWA (March 24, 2019) — Today the governor’s office released the below information to help Iowans impacted by the recent flood. Applying for assistance to recover from the recent flooding in Iowa is easy and can be done via phone or online.
Call 1-800-621-3362. You can call between 7AM and 10PM, seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, can call 800-462-7585.
Go online to 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. You'll also be assigned a case manager to help you navigate the process.
As of today, residents in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties have been included in a Presidential Disaster Declaration, making their citizens eligible to apply for this assistance. However, if you've been impacted by the recent flooding and you don't live in one of those counties, register anyway. By doing this, you could help the citizens in your county become eligible for assistance.
Who can apply? Anyone impacted by the flooding that started in Iowa on March 13.
For information on Iowa's flood recovery, visit www.floods2019.iowa.gov or call 211.