The Tama County Emergency Management Agency is pleased to be able to provide FREE Floodwater Household Clean-up Kits to any Tama County household in immediate need of one.
Floodwater Household Clean-up Kits will be available for pick-up at the Chelsea Fire Department boat pick-up / drop/off point and at the Tama County Courthouse parking lot from 1:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:30pm Monday 3 June 2013 and by appointment after that by calling (641) 484 6261.
Remember one kit per Tama County household, ID with a Tama County address required.
1st District U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley (center) learns of the flood situation in Chelsea on Friday morning, May 31, from Mayor Leif Erickson (left) and Tama County Emergency Management Director Ryan Currens. Almost all of Chelsea was under water beginning early Tuesday, May 28, residents said. Braley said it was up to his office “to keep the pressure”“ on the Obama Administration to make sure Tama County and all of Iowa received needed aid. Chronicle/John Speer
Any citizens that have any flood damage please contact Tama County dispatch at 641-484-3760 to document their damage. This is only to document the damage and will be forwarded on to the State.
This proclamation of disaster also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program in eleven of the counties: Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Floyd, Iowa, Jasper, Marshall, Plymouth, Sioux, Tama and Wright.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the www.familiesusa.org/resources/tools-for-advocates/guides/federal-poverty-guidelines.html" federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,060, for a family of three.
Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, 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 and instructions are available at the "Disaster Assistance" link on the Iowa Department of Human Services website:www.dhs.iowa.gov" www.dhs.iowa.gov Applications must be received within 45 days of the date of proclamation, May 28, 2013.