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Business  & Individual Recovery Resources:

FEMA Individual Assistance Program

Residents of Linn County can now apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program, which provides disaster-affected homeowners, renters, and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses, and legal services. CLICK HERE FOR A PROGRAM OVERVIEW.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for TTY users.  Users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST, seven days a week, until further notice. Another option is registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.  

The registration process will take about 20 minutes. The process is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget under Control number 1660-0002 with an expiration of February 28, 2021.

  • If you are applying for both home and business disaster assistance, complete one registration to cover both.
  • If you are applying for multiple disasters, you will need to complete a registration for each disaster.

You'll need the following to complete your registration:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
  • Annual Household Income
  • Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address)
  • Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
  • Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)

*Note: You must provide an email address if you want to review your registration status online. If you do not provide an email address, you will be required to contact FEMA for any updates to your registration.

To learn more, review the Individuals and Households Program and Policy Guide (IAPPG). This provides policy and eligibility information for all assistance under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

Additional Links to Resources

The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program - is no longer available now that Linn county is eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed because of major disasters. Benefits begin with the date the individual was unemployed due to the disaster incident and can extend up to 26 weeks after the Presidential declaration date. These benefits are made available to individuals not covered by other unemployment compensation programs, such as self-employed, farmers, migrant and seasonal workers. Unemployed individuals will register with the State’s employment services office once the applications are open before they can receive DUA benefits. Applications for DUA must be filed by Sept. 24, 2020.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for DUA benefits under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-[DR-4557], individuals:
  • Must be an unemployed or self-unemployed worker whose unemployment was caused as a direct result of the major disaster declared by the President.
  • Must be a U.S. national or a qualified alien; and
  • Does not qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits from any state; and 
  • Must have worked or was self-employed in, or was scheduled to begin work or self-employment in one of the counties listed above; and 
  • Must establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income.

Also eligible to apply for DUA are individuals who:

  • Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to their place of employment as a direct result of a disaster; or 
  • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury caused as a direct result of the disaster; or 
  • Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of the household; or 
  • Cannot work or perform self-employment due to closure of a facility by the federal government.

Click here for more details or to file a claim.

Special Tax Considerations

Taxpayers who have sustained a casualty loss from a declared disaster may deduct that loss on the federal income tax return for the year in which the casualty actually occurred, or elect to deduct the loss on the tax return for the preceding tax year. In order to deduct a casualty loss, the amount of the loss must exceed 10 percent of the adjusted gross income for the tax year by at least $100. Taxpayers may choose which of those two tax years provides the better tax advantage. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can expedite refunds due to taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area. An expedited refund can be a relatively quick source of cash and does not need to be repaid.

Business Disruption Insurance Claims

The Iowa Insurance Division will review business disruption insurance coverage issues related to the Derecho Storm event for consumers and businesses that do not believe their insurance company's claim decision is appropriate pursuant to the insurance policy.  While this is a contractual matter between the consumers/ businesses and the insurers, the Iowa Insurance Division's Market Regulation Bureau is tasked specifically with receiving and reviewing complaints to ensure that insurance coverage was applied as per the contract. 

We encourage consumers with questions related to their contracts to discuss coverage questions with their insurance producer and the insurance carrier.  Consumers may file a complaint with the Iowa Insurance Division if these discussions do not satisfy their concerns.  Consumers should visit https://iid.iowa.gov/insurance-consumer-complaint to file a complaint. Consumers may also call prior to filing a complaint at 515-654-6600, however would ultimately need them to file a complaint which would allow that state office to obtain the insurance contract to review. 

City of Marion Storm Recovery Updates

8.20.20
8.19.20
8.18.20
8.17.20
8.15.20
City of Marion Storm Response Web Page
City of Marion Derecho Dashboard

Outage Updates

Alliant Energy | Outage Map | Power Restoration Page
Midamerican Energy | Outage Map
Linn County REC | Outage Map

Local Tree Removal Companies

FRANK'S TREE SERVICE: 319-366-4747

CEDAR RAPIDS TREE SERVICE: 319-229-2427

JC TREE SERVICE: 319-533-0180

ARBOR TECH TREE SERVICE: 319-573-2428

BREEDEN TREE SERVICE: 319-396-5296

D&D TREE SERVICE: (319) 360-5018

HIGH ANGLE TREE SERVICE LLC: 319-804-8733

ALLENS TREE SERVICES: 319-521-9920

J&B TREE SERVICE: 319-693-0489

PRAY'S TREE SERVICES: 319-329-1878

AAA TREE SOLUTIONS: 319-431-5078

ACKERMAN TREE SERVICE: 319-224-0408

TREE POLICE: 319-423-5604

CR TREE CARE: 319-774-4920

SERENITY TREE & LANDSCAPES: 319-210-1826

SIMPLY GREEN LAWN & TREE CARE: 319-310-1418

CEDAR VALLEY ARBORIST: 319-450-4317

ANTON ALL SEASON TREE STUMP: 319-265-3796

ABLE STUMP NO MORE: 319-361-6100

KEVIN'S STUMP REMOVAL: 319-721-8031

JOYAL'S FAMILY TREE SERVICE: 319-377-7074

G&L LAWN RANGERS: 319-332-0404

FOWLKERS TREE & STUMP: 319-327-1199

GREG'S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: 319-393-0101

AARON'S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING: 319-447-9301

ZMAN HOME AND PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT LLC: 319-899-3943

Other Local Contractors

(Use the above link to find other local contractors that might support your recovery needs.)

Screened Non-Local Companies

Marion Economic Development Corporation is partnering with the City of Marion to screen non-local contractors who are providing clean up and recovery services in the community. The following companies have provided extensive contact information and general certificates of liability coverage which have been reviewed by local officials. Please continue to use caution when working with contractors you are not familiar with. 

REMCO DEMOLITION, LLC
24801 219th Street
Leavenworth, KS  66048|

TFR ENTERPRISES, INC.
601 Leander Drive
Leander, TX 78641

STATELINE TREE SERVICES
4244 Wilshire Ln.
Janesville, WI  53546

WILSON CUSTOM TREE
212 Short Ave.
Cresco, IA  52136

HERNANDEZ TREE REMOVAL
916 North Delaware Avenue
Mason City, IA  50401

RPF EMERGENCY SERVICES LLC
520 Mineral Trace, Suite C
Hoover, AL   35244

REON ROUNDS TREE & CRANE SERVICE
1888 Nora Road
Cottage Grove, WI  53527

JERRY'S TREE SERVICE
111 Old Fort Graham Rd
Waco, TX  76705

FIELD'S TREE SERVICE
709 Kenneth Ln
Fulton, MO  65251

CLAPPER TREE SERVICE
7550 310th St.
Clear Lake, IA  50428

GUTTER FITTER SPECIALISTS INC.
1805 Red Fox Way
Marion, IA 52302

NATIONWIDE CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICES INC.
11129 Northern Blvd, Suite 404
Manhasset, NY 11030

ENVIRONMENTAL EDGE
2801 Roemer Ave.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

A + A TREE & LANDSCAPING LLC
704 6th St. NE
Little Falls, Minnesota

EAGLE ROCK CONSTRUCTION
2215 Aspen Drive
Dubuque,  Iowa 52001

STS TREE SERVICE, LLC
27310 Michelle Circle
Tea, South Dakota 57064

HARBISON FENCING LLC
3029 Fir Ave
Brighton, Iowa 52540

WB TREE LLC
9853 N Cedarburg Rd
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092

TD EXTERIORS LLC
1902 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265

GREENWORX LAWN AND TREE LLC
416 Shirley Ave
Elk Run Heights, IA 50707

BROOKS ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION
1150 Blue Mound Road W Ste 709
Halset, TX 7605

WINCHELLS CONSTRUCTION
1207 N 4th Street
Chillicothe, IL  61523

D&K TREE SERVICE
8060 Paden Road
Azle, Texas 76020

Homeowners - Search for State Registered Contractors

General contractors already registered with the State of Iowa can be searched for online to confirm their status.

General Contractor Registration

Iowa law requires all individual contractors and businesses performing "Construction" work within Iowa to register with the Iowa Division of Labor and renew annually if earning at least $2,000.00 a year from construction. Individuals or businesses making less than $2,000.00 a year on “construction” work, or who work only on their own real estate or property, are not required to register.

If you are not already registered with the State of Iowa and do not have a state Contractor Registration number, you can APPLY FOR THE NUMBER HERE.

If you already have a state registration number and have not performed work in the City of Marion prior to the recent disaster, please complete the form below providing your state number. This will allow the city of Marion to process any submitted building permits much faster.

Obtain an Expedited Solicitor's License

On August 19, the Mayor issued a proclamation that accelerates the process for out-of-area companies wishing to provide disaster recovery or home repair services but still requires that they obtain a solicitor’s license as directed by Chapter 122 of the City code. It allows for background checks to be conducted by the Marion Police Department, suspends the bond requirement and amends solicitor hours of operation to be between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. for the duration of the proclamation. Follow these steps to obtain a solicitor's license

  1. Review the Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants chapter of the Marion City Code
  2. Complete application
  3. Submit application with appropriate fee and any required documentation to either of the following:
    • City Clerk’s Office, 1225 6th Avenue, Suite 110, Marion, IA 52302
    • Via email

Disaster Declarations

August 10th: Marion Mayoral Proclamation State of Emergency
August 19th: Mayor Issues Updated State of Emergency Proclamation

Other Business Services Registration

Online Registration is now available by completing the form below. Representatives with Marion Economic Development Corporation will follow up to confirm information submitted electronically.

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