Derecho Storm Recovery Resources

Aug 14, 2020 | All News & Events

If You Need Assistance:


211 General Assistance
Food, funding, and shelter
Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 899211 or visit
Food Pantries
Financial Help
Note: Make sure you’re keeping your receipts from disaster expenses (& pictures) for possible future assistance from feds.

The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to provide storm relief for areas of Iowa impacted by the Derecho Storm on August 10. NAR’s REALTOR Relief Foundation has awarded IAR a grant of $250,000. This grant can help individuals affected by the Derecho Storm with mortgage payment assistance or rental costs due to displacement up to $1,000 per applicant. Go to for more information. Questions regarding the grant can be directed to [email protected] or 800-532-1515.

Mental Health
If you are struggling and need to talk with someone.
Call 1-800-273-TALK
Linn County Emergency Management Agency
Information on shelters, debris removal & what towns in Linn county are doing to respond to the storm needs.
Linn County Public Health
Information on burning, road closures, safety tips with generators and food.
Iowa Dept of Public Health
Disaster relief resources, including agriculture.
Iowa Department of Human Services
Disaster assistance programs, such as food assistance replacement.
Red Cross – Serving Iowa
Can provide temporary lodging and meals.
1-800-RED-CROSS and press 0 to speak with a representative
United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties
Their disaster resource page has updated information and resources for those impacted by the derecho storm in Johnson and Washington Counties.
City of Cedar Rapids
Updated information and resources for those impacted by the derecho storm in the City of Cedar Rapids.
City of Iowa City
Updated information and resources for those impacted by the derecho storm in the City of Iowa City.
Iowa Derecho Storm Facebook Page
Over 18,000 citizens requesting and sharing recovery resources.
Power Updates:
MidAmerican Energy – Outage Map
Alliant Energy – Outage Map
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives – Outage Map
If You Want to Provide Assistance:
If you are searching for opportunities to volunteer to help with storm clean up needs.
Linn County -224-406-1366 or United Way
Marion – 319-447-3581
Horizons Meals on Wheels for Linn County is coordinating meals for residents.
The City of Coralville’s Food Pantry is coordinating meals for residents. You can donate here.
The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties is coordinating disaster aid. You can donate here.

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