Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes

Page last updated: 07/18/2024

All disasters declared after March 22, 2024, fall under new Individual Assistance (IA) rules. For more information, please see FEMA’s press release here.

Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-4796)

Another round of severe storms hit Iowa starting on June 16th, 2024. On June 24th, 2024, President Biden declared a major disaster.

People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:

  • Buena Vista1
  • Cherokee1
  • Clay
  • Dickinson3
  • Emmet
  • Humboldt3
  • Lyon
  • O’Brien1
  • Palo Alto3
  • Plymouth
  • Sioux
  • Woodbury2

1 Added July 05, 2024
2 Added July 09, 2024
3 Dickinson, Humboldt, and Palo Alto counties were added July 18, 2024

For the complete press release, please click here.

Important Deadlines

FEMA Application Deadline

Friday, August 23, 2024

Appeal your FEMA decision letter

Within 60 days of the date on the determination letter.

Disaster SNAP

Apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

FEMA Assistance

Applications for FEMA Assistance can be submitted by:

Phone: Contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585.

Online: Fill out the application at

In-Person: You can also fill out the application at a FEMA Disaster Resource Center (DRC).

Mobile Registration Intake Center: MRICs move around regularly. They will be in an area for a short period of time to help survivors who need registration help. Visit FEMA’s Disaster Declaration page to find more information about the Mobile Registration Intake Center locations and hours.

Disaster Recovery Center: To find a Disaster Recovery Center near you, use the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s DRC locator or text “DRC” and your zip code to 43362 (4FEMA) to locate a Disaster Recovery Center in your area.

Safety & Shelter Resources

Please check your local news and local officials for the latest safety and shelter resources.

Access information on Safety and Shelter assistance through the resources below.

Access legal aid organizations and other helpful recovery assistance through the resources below.

If a free legal aid hotline is established for your area, we will post about it here. Make sure to check back regularly!