Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park

A man documents the flooding at Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center next Tuesday in Council Bluffs as a result of the county being included in the Individual Assistance Program as part of the Major Disaster Declaration issued for Iowa by President Trump.

The DRC will be located at the Council Bluffs Public Library at 400 Willow Ave.

Current hours of operation will be:

  • Tuesday (4-23-19) 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday (4-24-19) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday (4-25-19) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday (4-26-19) 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday (4-27-19) 1 – 5 p.m.

“The DRC is a great location for residents to register for FEMA assistance and receive information directly from FEMA personnel on eligibility, what type of assistance is available, and how the Individual Assistance program works,” said Doug Reed director of Emergency Management for Pottawattamie County.

The Individual Assistance program provides assistance to eligible homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the March flood events.

“Partner agencies such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) and local human service organizations will also be at the DRC or have information available at that location for other forms of assistance as well,” Reed said.

Residents who have not yet registered for FEMA assistance through their website or by phone are highly encouraged to go to the DRC at their earliest convenience once operations begin to get registered and begin their recovery process.

The DRC will only be open on the dates and times listed above and will close operations after 5 p.m. Saturday.

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