In addition to our primary role of connecting residents to the help they need, Iowa 211 is involved in local disaster planning, response, and recovery. Whether it is a flood, windstorm, extended heatwave, ice storm, or other types of disasters, 211 provides support to community and emergency service providers in the event of a disaster.
The Iowa 211 Center works closely together to ensure that 211 information services remain available during a local or state emergency.
Iowans and Nebraskans may now call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive 2019 flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery.
Governor Kim Reynolds launched an easy-to-navigate website at floods2019.iowa.gov. The 2019 Iowa Floods website includes sections on:
1. Recovery resources: Grant programs, housing, rebuilding, staying safe, farming and agriculture resources, and replacing documents.
2. Travel information
3. Latest news
4. Social media information.
To volunteer to help Iowans affected by the floods of 2019, please visit the Iowa Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website.