Cedar County Emergency Management continues gather information on home damages. We are specifically looking for information on primary residential structures, non-rental housing. Are you uninsured or underinsured? Are you insured? What are your out of pocket damages? Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message Cedar County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook. . You can also provide information by clicking the button below:
On 8/10/2020 a fast moving, severe thunderstorm (derecho) moved through Iowa and impacted Cedar County. Wind gusts over 70 mph were recorded in many locations, with peak wind gusts in excess of 100 mph. Severe winds and heavy rain impacted the whole county, and the resulting damage is extensive, with the primary areas affected being in the northern two-thirds of the county. This derecho has left Cedar County in a state of disaster, with extensive tree damage causing power outages, structure damage, blocked roadways, etc. occurring in a widespread area.
*First, if you haven’t already done so, contact your insurance company and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage you’ve suffered. You don’t have to wait for FEMA to start cleaning up but be sure to take photographs or video of the damage and keep all receipts for repair work.
*If you have losses not covered by insurance, contact FEMA by either going online to DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the helpline at 800-621-3362.
*Applicants will need the following to apply.You can upload all required documents at DisasterAssistance.gov:
*Survivors in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama counties can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362or 1-800-462-7585 for TTY users. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, seven days a week, until further notice. Survivors may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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Last updated: 09/16/2020