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Timely and relevant information regarding disaster preparedness and safety measures.

Catholic Charities serves as a resource for parish communities in times of disaster preparedness as well as recovery.  While not considered a first responder, Catholic Charities assists parishes to connect with state and community wide resources in times of disaster.

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»Attention Iowa Farmers!

The Center for Rural Affairs is partnering with Farm Aid and Iowa Farmers Union to help farmers impacted by recent flooding in Iowa. If you are an Iowa farmer in an area damaged by the recent flooding, you may be eligible for a $500 grant to help with personal expenses. Please complete the online application to be considered for this grant. For technical questions regarding the application, please call Cora Fox at 402.687.2100 ext. 1012, or Erin Mockler at 402.687.2100 ext. 1007.

»Governor Reynolds issued disaster proclamations for the following counties in Iowa:

  • Butler, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Hancock, Harrison, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Kossuth, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is April 29, 2019. 
  • Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Guthrie, Hardin, Plymouth, and Shelby in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is April 29, 2019.
  • Crawford, Delaware, Page, Palo Alto, and Tama in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is May 2, 2019.
  • Audubon and Marshall  in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is May 6, 2019. 
  • Appanoose,  Black Hawk, Cass, Davis, Lucas, Madison, MahaskaMarshall, Monroe and Union in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is May 6, 2019
  • Howard in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is May 6, 2019.
  • Chickasaw, Hamilton, and Mitchell in response to flooding and severe weather beginning March 13th and continuing. The application deadline is May 9, 2019.
The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level.  Each qualifying household MAY receive up to $5,000.00. The IIAGP is activated when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation turning on IIAGP for the affected counties. The grant application may be downloaded by clicking on Iowa Disaster Assistance Application.
 
Disaster Case Management is a time limited resource and process that involves a partnership between a disaster case manager and a household impacted by a disaster to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan. See below for a list of local Community Action Agencies to turn in your Disaster Assistance Application and receive Case Management or go to www.iowacommunityaction.org to find your local agency.
 

Wright County: Wright County Outreach Center, 221 W Broadway, Eagle Grove, IA 50533  Phone: (515) 448-3704

Black Hawk County: Operation Threshold, 1535 Lafayette St, Waterloo, IA 50704  Phone: (319) 291-2065

Delaware County: Operation New View, 721 S 5th, Manchester, IA 52057  Phone: (563) 927-4629

Hardin, Marshall, Story, Tama, and Poweshiek Counties: Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.,1001 S 18th Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158  Phone: (641) 752-7162

Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago and Worth Counties: North Iowa Community Action, 218 5th St. SW, Mason City  Phone: 641-423-8993

Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties: Northeast Iowa Community Action,305 Montgomery St, Decorah  Phone: 563-387-4913

 

»Catholic Charities USA is providing emergency relief to those in the Midwest who have been devastated by the flooding. Please keep them all in your prayers. If you are interested in supporting CCUSA’s disaster relief efforts, please visit https://ccusa.faith/floodrelief

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For more information, please contact Stacy Sherman, Community Outreach Director, s.sherman@dbqarch.org