Local resources for storm damage are listed by emergency management


These are potential resources for those affected by the storm. This list will change daily. If you have property/rental insurance, you must start with your insurance agent about damage to your property.

United Way 2-1-1 for general information about storm recovery

  • 2-1-1 or (800)-244-7431

Red Cross Shelter

  • (800)-733-2767, Option 4, then option 2, then option 2 again

Iowa Individual Assistance Program, HACAP

  • (319)-737-0056

Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition (BCDRC)

  • (319)-241-5121

Benton County Access Center

  • (319) 436-0400

Benton County Social Services

  • (319) 472-4743 M-F, 8-4:30

Foundation 2

  • Mobile Crisis Outreach
  • 855-800-1239
  • Crisis Support Suicide Prevention
    • (800) 332-4224 or (319) 362-2174

Your Life Iowa Statewide Crisis Line

  • (855) 581-8111
  • Text (855) 895-8398

Iowa Warm Line

(844) 775-9276 (2 pm -10 pm daily)


  • Forms available for request for replacement of spoiled food online (DHS website) or at the Benton County Service Center lobby 8-4:30, Monday-Friday


Iowa State University Extension

Better Together Animal Rescue

  • Free assistance with pet food while supplies last
  • 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Monday-Thursday, behind the building
  • Need based only, no guarantee on brands, etc.

Benton County Derecho Storm Resource Group

Representative Abby Finkenauer

  • (319) 364-2288, Cedar Rapids office

Senator Chuck Grassley

  • (319) 363-6832 Cedar Rapids office

Senator Joni Ernst

  • (319) 365-4504 Cedar Rapids office

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