Iowa Governor issues disaster proclamation for Allamakee County after June 21 storms

Allamakee County residents urged to report storm damage

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Monday, June 24 for Allamakee County in response to severe storms and flooding that occurred June 21 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Iowa Disaster Case Advocacy program for Allamakee County.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items to households with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Households may be eligible for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and repair or replacement of personal items damaged by the severe storms and flooding. Applications must be submitted to the local community action office and must be received within 45 days of the date of the proclamation. The final day to apply is August 8 this year.

The Iowa Disaster Case Advocacy (IDCA) program is to address serious needs to overcome disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. Disaster case advocates work with customers to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance and referrals. There is no income eligibility requirement for Disaster Case Advocacy and there is no direct financial assistance provided by Disaster Case Advocacy. Disaster Case Advocacy closes 180 days from the disaster proclamation.

Individuals suffering loss of personal property or structural damage to their personal residence may contact Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) online at The IIAGP application can be downloaded from the Disaster Assistance page under Programs. Select “Chat with an Expert” on that NEICAC website for more information or contact the Allamakee County Family Services Office in Waukon at 563-568-4224, or in Postville at 563-380-2780, or the NEICAC Corporate Office in Decorah at 563-382-8436.

Additionally, residents of Allamakee County impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities, and other severe weather-related information may be reported to the Allamakee County Emergency Management Office by phone at 563-568-4233 or by email at A link to a reporting form can also be found at the bottom of the webpage on the Allamakee County Emergency Management website at

NEICAC provides the support and resources to improve the stability and quality of life for individuals and families with limited resources.