P.O. Box 894, Council Bluffs, IA 51502

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Disaster Assistance 

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The Salvation Army Long-term Recovery Grant

PURPOSE: This one time grant is to support immediate need while individuals/families/farmers begin to rebuild in our long term recovery efforts in support of our mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 

PARAMETERS: Parameters for the "TSA Individual/Family/Farm Grants" for those affected by the floods include the following: 

1) PHOTO ID AND FEMA DOCUMENTATION-Photo ID with the address confirmed within a FEMA Flood Zone during the 2019 floods. We will make a copy of the photo ID in addition to the FEMA Flood Zone documentation. The individuals do not necessarily have to have FEMA approval, we just need the documentation that they have applied for FEMA and live in a Flood Zone. 
2) OFFICIAL COPY OF BILLING: An official copy of the billing to support individuals/families/farms affected by the flood. This must be an official document from the billing entity. The address of the bill must match that of the photo id provided within the FEMA Flood Zone. 
3) TSA INTAKE FORM and TSA ELECTRONIC RECORD CONSENT FORM: Completion of the brief (one page) TSA Flood Intake Form with a TSA Case Manager and agreement for TSA to enter data within our record keeping data. Note, all data is HIPAA protected and this is how we track Flood Voucher disbursement. 

4)Farmers must provide a copy of their 2018 IA 4136 Form.

The case manager will complete and verify the documentation and the billing will be paid directly do the vendors/billing entities within 7-10 business days. 

Flood Assistance For Residents

 

  • The Iowa Department of Homeland Security requests all Iowans to report damage to property, roads and utilities to inform damage assessment and assistance. Click learn more here.

 

  • For information how to return home safely after an evacuation, see this checklist from the federal EPA and CDC here.

 

  • The Iowa Department of Public Health updated its guide for frequently asked questions regarding re-entering and drying out a flooded home, including information about food safety, damaged clothes, protecting pets, mold, sewage system and much more. Learn more here.

 

  • For household debris disposal, asbestos removal and other public health and safety recommendations, learn more from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources here.

 

 

  • Be smart about home repair. State law prohibits price gouging when a county has been declared a disaster area. Learn more from the Office of the Iowa Attorney General. Or call 515.281.5926.

 

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Iowa’s reputation for lending assistance to neighbors and strangers in need is bringing sunshine to the mud and muck. Iowans looking for ways to help may check here for a list of Iowa’s county emergency coordinators.

 

  • United Way of the Midlands has a helpline to assist those affected by flooding. Call 211 or text zip code to 898211. Click here to request help online.

  • Flooded wells pose significant risk to public health. If you suspect your drinking water is contaminated, immediately stop using the water for drinking, making ice, cooking and bathing. Check with your local health department to test your well for free and check advisories here from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

Flood Assistance For Farmers

 

  • Find your county Farm Service Agency office. Farmers may file for claims regarding livestock and crop loss.

 

  • Check here to learn more about USDA disaster assistance programs.

 

 

 

  • With few exceptions, flood-soaked grain is not usable for feed or food. For proper management of flooded grain and hay, check here. Questions? Contact Randy Watts, Iowa Commercial Feed & Fertilizer Bureau, 515-242-6338.

 

  • For proper disposal information regarding flood-soaked grain, contact Theresa Stiner, DNR Solid Waste, 515-725-8315.

 

  • Flooded wells pose significant risk to public health. If you suspect your drinking water is contaminated, immediately stop using the water for drinking, making ice, cooking and bathing. Check with your local health department to test your well for free and check advisories here from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.