2018 Severe Storms / Flood Information

Flood Debris Removal - September 21, 2018 (pdf)

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Buchanan County *September 12, 2018*

Flood-Related Disease Precautions and Information (IDPH)

Clean Up:

  • Flood Clean-Up   (Resources:  How to clean up after the water recedes, flooded wells, private sewage systems, etc.)
  • Buchanan County Household Hazardous Waste Center:  All residents of Buchanan County can use this facility, with no charge to residential customers.  An appointment can be made by calling: (319)-334-6312.  Click here to learn more. 


  • Buchanan County Disaster Recovery Brochure
  • Buchanan County Disaster Recovery Assistance Application (pdf)
    • Download the application, once completed please return to:  Buchanan County Community Services 210 5th Ave NE Independence, Iowa  50644  If you have questions, please call Buchanan County Community Services at 319-334-7450.

  • State Disaster Assistance Programs
    • For 24/7 disaster crisis counseling, call Iowa Concern Hotline at 800-477-1985.
    • For the Iowa individual disaster assistance grant program information call toll-free 866-434-4692.
      • State of Iowa Individual Assistance Application and Information  The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program is launched with a governor's declaration and at the request of local officials.  This program offers grants to families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty index. The maximum grant is $5,000.
      • Buchanan County has a deadline of October 26, 2018
      • The grant application may be download by clicking on Iowa Disaster Assistance Application
      • Applications can be turned into the Operation Threshold Office located at:  1827 First Street West, Ste D. Independence, Hours of Operation Monday through Thursday:  8 to 5:30 and Friday 8:00 to Noon. 

 Flooding History:

Flooding and Weather Resources:


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  • FEMA - Ready.gov - (Emergency Preparedness Tips)