FLOOD VICTIM RESOURCES: Information for those who need help
Where to find answers about safety, available aid, and other information for those affected by the Heartland Flood.
President Trump declared a disaster
, making federal funds available to state residents and businesses affected by floods.
| 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA)
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
The Small Business Administration is opening a
in Bellevue on Wednesday, March 27th.
FEMA has an FAQ about eligibility for
FEMA is hiring local Nebraskans and Iowans interested in temporary job opportunities. Visit
, and search for "FEMA Local Hire" at your city, state, or ZIP Code.
Residents of Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury counties
www.wowt.com/content/news/Unemployment-assistance-available-in-five-Iowa-counties-507621681.html">disaster unemployment assistance
- ONLINE: Iowa Workforce Development
- CALL: 1-866-239-0843
A volunteer Resource center opened in Glenwood, Iowa a the GRC Flood Relief Site with volunteers to provide cleanup assistance for flood victims.
The center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and homeowners can call 515-444-2444 to clarify their Crisis Cleanup status or set up cleanup assistance.
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Unit works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance in the wake of disaster.
for help finding local services and resources in all languages.
Infographic about who might be dropping by after a flood.
If you do not reach someone immediately, please leave a message.
- Apply for support: Applications to receive funds from this donation pool will be available at Mills County Public Health starting March 25; and will be posted online to the Mills County website.
Free, hot meals are currently being served at the YMCA:
- Breakfast is served from 7 to 9 a.m.
- Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dinner is served from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contact Sheri Bowen at 712-527-0137
Find out the current status of flooding, available resources, health and safety, the FEMA process, and next steps. [
if they meet the following criteria:
- The child care provider has been affected by the blizzard and/or flooding that occurred in March 2019.
- The child care provider is a currently licensed Family Child Care Home, Child Care Center or a License Exempt Provider with a Child Care Subsidy Agreement.
- The child care provider has not applied for this grant in the past year.
Grants are awarded in the following amounts:
- License Exempt Providers: $500 maximum
- Family Child Care Homes: $5,000 maximum
- Child Care Centers: $10,000 maximum
The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three.
Applicants have until May 2 to submit a claim.
Tetanus immunization is recommended for all adults every 10 years. Exposure to floodwaters doesn’t increase the risk of tetanus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if you get a severe wound or deep cut, check with your health care provider to see if you need a booster.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and Rubicon, a disaster relief organization, are offering to help homeowners clean up from the flood, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff. Call the number below to be connected with reputable relief agencies who can assist with home cleanup, including cutting fallen trees, removing drywall, installing tarp roofs and more.
- Crisis Clean Up Hotline: 1-833-556-2476
Flood conditions contribute to the growth and transmission of many kinds of fungi, some of which can cause sickness. Cleanup workers are at increased risk of exposure to airborne fungi and their spores because they often handle moldy building materials, decaying vegetable matter, rotting waste material, and other fungus-contaminated debris.
Provides eligible farmers low-interest loans to help them recover from production and physical losses.
Provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather.
Producers who suffer losses to or are prevented from planting agricultural commodities not covered by federal crop insurance may be eligible for this program if the losses were due to natural disasters.
Find free hay, pasture, and other types of forage by calling 402-471-4876.
has opened its facilities to farmers with livestock impacted by the floods.
To make arrangements:
- Call the main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 402-441-6545.
- After hours, call or text Operations Manager Chas Skillett at 402-432-3255 or email cskillett@LancasterEventCenter.org; call or text Managing Director Amy Dickerson at 402-429-1950 or adickerson@LancasterEventCenter.org; or call 402-429-4536.
Provides emergency aid to Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding. Priority will be given to efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced by the natural disaster.
- ONLINE FORM:Apply for aid
- Clearinghouse:Check the message board
- Get help now: If you need immediate assistance, call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550.
Don't forget to take care of your mental and emotional health, too. See this
to learn more about common reactions to a disaster, what a survivor can do to cope with these emotions, and where to seek additional help if needed.
If you are experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster, the
, or SAMHSA, offers toll-free crisis counseling and support through the
- Call 1-800-985-5990
- Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
The Iowa Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team, or DBHRT, is a trained team of volunteers who will respond to the mental health needs of Iowa residents following disasters and critical incidents. To request DBHRT assistance, contact the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Duty Officer, available 24/7, at 515-725-3231. [