Governor Reynolds declaration of a Natural Disaster Proclamation for  some Iowa counties means that the Legion’s National Emergency Fund can be used to help Legionnaires and Sons members that have been displaced from their homes due to the derecho.

The member must have been displaced from their home due to damage from the storm. Individual members can apply for up to $3,000 and Posts can apply for up to $10,000 for damage to the Post home. Full details are available here. The application form can be downloaded. Application must be made within 90 days of the storm.

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms on Aug. 10, 2020.

Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the state.

DuWayne Tewes has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.