Time is running out to sign up for disaster relief from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state between May 19 and June 24. Crystal Payton is a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.She says the deadline is Monday July 26th. Payton says it’s important that you sign up before the deadline to get help.She says individuals and businesses with damage should call the 800-621-FEMA (3362) number to apply. While the storms and flooding hit nearly two months ago, Payton says it wouldn’t be unusual to have people who just discovered damage.She says sometimes there are damages you don’t see immediately after a storm, she says that’s why the allow a 60-day window for people to apply. And she says people are often dealing with the clean up and trauma of an event and don’t immediately have time to survey all the damage. Payton says it’s easy to apply.She says the phone call takes about 15 to 20 minutes. You need to have your social security number, a current mailing address, a phone number, the address of the damaged property, a description of the damages, and any insurance information that you may have. There are 75 Iowa counties where a variety of aid is available to individuals, families and businesses under FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. Those counties are: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Dallas, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Kossuth, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Story, Tama, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth and Wright.
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