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STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Rural Development Helps Homeowners, Businesses and Communities Impacted by Recent Disasters to Access Resources

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Recent Presidential Disaster Declarations included Adair, Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Story and Union counties

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 28, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development will provide Agency resources at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery centers in the towns of Minden, Harlan, Greenfield, and Mount Ayr, areas hit hard by recent severe storms and tornadoes. The Agency offers information to individuals and organizations seeking grants and loans to help homeowners, businesses, and communities in rural areas damaged by severe storms and tornados in Iowa on April 26-27, 2024, map, and May 21, 2024, map.

USDA encourages homeowners with storm damage in all eligible counties to register with FEMA. Start an application for FEMA assistance at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

USDA resources include Rural Development’s disaster assistance fact sheet for Iowa, resource guide, and webpage.

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.3 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas. Office locations include a state office in Des Moines, along with area offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas in Iowa, call (515) 284-4663 or visit www.rd.usda.gov/ia. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

FEMA Disaster recovery center locations in Iowa

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Adair County – Greenfield City Hall

202 S. 1st Street

Greenfield, Iowa 50849

Ringgold County – United Baptist Presbyterian Church

2343 US Highway 169

Mounty Ayr, Iowa 50854

Pottawattamie County Minden Fire Department

207 Main Street

Minden, Iowa 51553 

Shelby County – Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

1901 Hawkeye Ave. Suite 101

Harlan, Iowa 51537


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