IFU On 2008 Flood Help
By the IFU
Resources for Farmers and Rural Residents Suffering from Weather-Related Disasters
Flooding and severe weather are taking a big toll on many farmers' crops and property across Iowa and the Midwest.
Here are some links you might find helpful (inclusion in this list does
not imply we endorse the service or agency-they're listed for your
If you have experienced weather-related losses and wish to get
telephone assistance for emotional or financial stress, information and
referrals for further help, or legal advice on insurance issues, call the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985.
Iowa Concern Hotline is also accepting offers of donations and volunteer assistance and matching them with callers' needs.
If you want more information on weather-related disaster conditions and available assistance in Iowa:Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management has a webpage devoted to breaking news on June severe weather.
Click here to view the Iowa State University Extension Disaster Recovery website, with information on crop and tree damage, wells and water, housing, cleanup, and links to other resources.
To donate money to assist victims of severe weather:
American Red Cross
Give generously, but avoid donation scams! Click here for information on fraud and abuse from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 8988
Ames, IA 50014