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2024 Tornado Resources

Housing and Financial Assistance

Available housing and financial resources for impacted Adair County residents

FEMA Assistance: Deadline for residents is July 24

  • FEMA can provide money to eligible applicants for help with serious needs, paying for a temporary place to live, home repairs and other needs not covered by insurance.
     
  • Residents are encouraged to apply online and upload documents at disasterassistance.gov before visiting the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Nodaway Valley Elementary School. The center is a one-stop shop where storm survivors can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists to learn more about state/federal resources or to check on the status of a FEMA registration. 
     
  • The Greenfield DRC is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday until further notice. You can also call 800-621-3362 with questions.
     
  • If you think you've been denied assistance, contact FEMA to be sure they have your correct information. Take any letters received from FEMA to the DRC for additional help.
     
  • What to bring when visiting the DRC:
    (If you don't have all of these items, FEMA can still help)
    • Address with ZIP code
    • Condition of your damaged home
    • Basic list of your property damage, losses and needs
    • Insurance policy information, including the policy number
    • Social Security number of one member of the household
    • Phone number where you can be contacted
    • An email address or physical address where you can get mail
    • Bank account information for direct deposit of funds

Insurance Claims and Fraud

  • Contact Matt Mortvedt at the Insurance Fraud Bureau. 

Updates

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Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

Governor Reynolds has authorized a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for Adair County, activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program. The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides up to $5000 to eligible households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level. The Disaster Case Advocacy Program works with individuals to address serious needs related to injury or hardships caused by a disaster.