Derecho Storm



It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. The August 10, 2020 Derecho storm wreaked havoc on homes and communities across Iowa; United Way is responding by helping individuals and families who are facing devastating losses from the storm. The first of its kind to hit Iowa, the storm has left a wake of destruction in its path—but there is hope. United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has a history of coordinating community responses to help those affected by natural disasters.

2-1-1 service has been, and continues to be, available for those in need of assistance due to the August 10, 2020 Derecho storm. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources. Those in need of immediate assistance may access support services through 211 by dialing 2-1-1 on their cell or landline, texting their zip code to 898211, visiting or downloading the 211 Iowa app. 

If you have been affected by the storm, and reside in Johnson or Washington County, please contact United Way at 319.338.7823. 

Additional storm resources:

  • County Disaster Reporting, click HERE.
  • HACAP Disaster Assistance Page, click HERE.
  • State Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Application, click HERE.
  • City of Iowa City Resources, click HERE.


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