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Posted on: July 2, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Assistance to individuals impacted by the recent flash flooding is available

Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) in coordination with Linn County Emergency
Management is providing assistance to individuals impacted by recent flash flooding.

Clean Up Assistance

• For those needing assistance with clean up of their homes please call United Way 2-1-1at 2-1-1 or 319-739-4211 or 1-866-469-2211. You will need to provide your name,
address, phone number and describe the type of help you need.

Clean Up Kits are available at the following locations:

• Salvation Army, 1000 C Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 –4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
• Red Cross, 6300 Rockwell Drive NE in Cedar Rapids from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Iowa Individual Assistance Program

On Tuesday, July 1, Governor Terry Branstad issued a proclamation that implemented the Iowa
Individual Assistance Grant. Residents of Linn County affected by the recent storms maycontact Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) by calling United Way 2-1-1 at 2-
1-1 or 319-739-4211 or by calling HACAP at 319-393-7811. Individuals should ask to speakwith John Regan.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Programprovides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federalpoverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,580,
for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing orfood, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking
reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application andinstructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services
website. Potential applicants have 45 daysfrom the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

People commonly experience a variety of disaster-related stress reactions before, during or after
the events. Reactions will vary among people, and could include things such as grief, anxiety,sleep disturbances, or intrusive thoughts about the events. Sharing your feelings and thoughts can
help. You can talk with someone at:

Abbe Center - 319-398-3562Foundation 2 - 319-362-2174
Iowa Concern Hotline – 1-800-447-1985

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