August 10 Storm (Derecho)

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Derecho Storm hits iowa hardest

A derecho swept across the states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving behind widespread and utterly devastating damage in its wake, hitting central and eastern Iowa the hardest. The National Weather Service surveyed several areas and estimated that wind speeds could have been as high as 140 mph with some of the damage inspected. There were more than 480,000 power outages reported in Iowa after the derecho. 

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State of Iowa Derecho Resources Website

DisasterRecovery.Iowa.gov has a plethora of information on assistance that may be available to Iowa derecho victims. It has a portal to FEMA disaster assistance applications as well as links to volunteer opportunities, organizations to donate to, and a listing of community resources including food and shelter information.

Federal Individual Assistance

Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, and Tama County homeowners, renters, and businesses can apply for recovery assistance.

Call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) 6 a.m.-9 p.m. or apply online at disasterassistance.gov. Have the following available:

  • Address and zip code
  • Condition of damaged home
  • Insurance information
  • Social Security number
  • Phone number where you can be contacted
  • Mailing or email address
Governor's Proclamation Counties Declared Map

Governor Reynolds extends disaster proclamation for derecho-impacted counties

9/10–Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended a disaster proclamation for counties impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Audubon, Benton, Boone, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Madison, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama, and Washington counties.

 

Iowa receives disaster declaration for Aug. 10 storms

8/17–On Aug. 17 Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification that President Trump has granted her request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 16 counties that have been severely impacted by the Aug. 10 severe storms.

The declaration makes available FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, which puts into motion long-term federal recovery programs to help public entities and select nonprofit organizations. The 16 counties eligible to apply for Public Assistance funding under this declaration are Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama.

The governor’s request for federal Individual Assistance for 27 counties is under review. Individual Assistance provides funding for disaster-impacted homeowners and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, and medical expenses and legal services.

The governor also received notification that the Presidential Disaster Declaration includes funding to conduct hazard mitigation activities for the entire state. With this funding, Iowa will be able to minimize the impact of future disasters by taking steps to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. More Information

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 2 additional counties

8/14–Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation now allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Cass and Guthrie counties.

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 2 additional counties

8/13–Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation now allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Audubon and Madison counties.

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 3 additional counties

8/12–Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation now allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Jackson, Jones, and Grundy counties.

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 14 additional counties

8/11–Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Benton, Cedar, Clarke, Greene, Hardin, Iowa, Jasper, Linn, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, and Washington counties.

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 6 counties

8/10–Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Boone, Clinton, Dallas, Johnson, Marshall, and Story counties.

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