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State assistance available for Johnson and Linn County households that had storm damage

People in Johnson and Linn County whose homes suffered damage during the derecho may be eligible for financial assistance through the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP). The program, which is run by the Iowa Department of Human Services, reimburses individuals for home repair expenses, some of the cost of temporary housing and purchases […]

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Cedar Rapids schools will delay school year after storm damage; day shelter locations announced in Linn County

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) will be delaying the start to the school year but it is unclear by how long, Superintendent Noreen Bush said in a message to district families. All of the district’s buildings have some type of damage from Monday’s derecho, according to Bush. There is major tree damage at […]

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Local officials declare State of Emergency as more than 100,000 Linn County residents remain without power

Linn County residents continue to feel the impact of the derecho that moved through the state on Monday. The Linn County Board of Supervisors declared a State of Emergency for the county during its Wednesday meeting. Shortly after, Marion Mayor Nick Abou-Assaly announced a State of Emergency in Marion. Marion’s State of Emergency declaration is […]

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Tens of thousands of locals still without power as derecho clean-up efforts continue in eastern Iowa

Clean up continues throughout the area following Monday’s derecho. Almost 13,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in Johnson County, including 8,825 in Iowa City, were still without power on Wednesday morning, according to the company’s outage page. Alliant Energy reports 85,048 Linn County customers without power, and 3,967 in Johnson County. Linn County REC, another regional energy […]

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