Assistance Available for Flash Flood Victims
On June 20, 2018 Scott County was impacted by flash flooding caused by torrential rains. Those rains overwhelmed drainage and pushed local creeks out of their banks. Water flooded streets and homes in many locations. Similar types of damage occured in several locations throughout Iowa.
The next day, Scott County Emergency Management Agency requested that Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds include Scott County in a state disaster declaration. That declaration makes the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant program along with case management services available to impacted Scott County residents. Those services are administered in Scott County by Community Action of Eastern Iowa.
Forms to access these services are available on-line: http://dhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs
Application forms may also be obtained in-person and submitted to:
Community Action of Eastern Iowa
500 E. 59th St.
Davenport, IA 52806
In addition, residents impacted that experience legal issues (tenant landlord disputes, employment disputes, etc.), insurance issues or related questions can contact Iowa Legal Aid for assistance.
Iowa Legal Aid helps low-income and senior Iowans with “civil” or non-criminal problems. Many of the issues disaster victims face involve legal problems on which Iowa Legal Aid and other lawyers can provide assistance. If you have further questions and need legal help, call Iowa Legal Aid at 1-800-532-1275. More information at www.iowalegalaid.org .
En espanol: Asistencia Legal de Iowa les ayuda a clientes elegibles con problemas “civiles” o no-criminales. Muchos de los asuntos que se enfrentan las víctimas de desastre involucran problemas legales en que Asistencia Legal de Iowa y otros abogados pueden proveer asistencia. Si tiene preguntas adicionales y necesita ayuda legal, llame Asistencia Legal de Iowa al 1-800-272-0008.
Questions may also be directed to the Scott County Emergency Management Agency at 563-484-3050.