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Was your home or business impacted by the Aug 10th, 2020 Iowa Derecho Storm?

My name is Cory Cumings – Owner here at Mitchell Roofing and siding LLC. I’ve asked my web team to put together a resource page for those impacted by the Derecho storm. Whether you need a roof or not, this page contains some great resources for those affected. Feel free using it to your full advantage! Below you’ll find Assistance application info, and links to pages that might have any info we might have missed. Now If you do need a roof allow me to me introduce ourselves. We are from South Dakota, and working in your area now. We believe in shopping local, and supporting the people who support you! We also know there there are so many homes damaged that not even every contractor in the Great State of Iowa could keep up. As of 9/22/20 Our team is in the affected area, we are 1-2 days out on appointments, sometimes same day if they line up just right! We’re 2-4 weeks out on roofs. We have been doing this for 20 years in our home town Mitchell South Dakota. We are bonded and insured in 7 States, Iowa Included. We offer a 25 Year Labor warranty and have an A+ Rating with the better business bureau. You can check out our page and read our reviews on facebook and google. If you need a roof and you can’t get ahold of your normal guy, please know we’re to help. We are here today, we were here yesterday, and we’ll be here tomorrow!

How to apply for FEMA aid and other financial help after Iowa derecho

The 11 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance are: Benton, Boone, Cedar, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama.

Here are details on financial aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state and other organizations. The state also has set up a website with information:

Updated Sept. 4, 2020

FEMA assistance for individuals and homeowners

Those who suffered losses in Linn County and 10 other counties can begin applying for assistance by through FEMA’s Individual and Households Program. It provides financial assistance for homeowners and individuals to help with disaster-related recovery needs, such as grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured personal property losses and medical expenses caused by the disaster. The federal aid is requested for other counties but has not yet been approved.

To apply:

• Call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for TTY users. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Iowa time seven days a week, for now.

• Or register online at

• Or visit a disaster recovery center in Cedar Rapids (details below).

You’ll need this information 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 (*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.)

• 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)

FEMA storm-assistance center opens in Cedar Rapids

FEMA opened a drive-thru disaster recovery center in Linn County on Wednesday, Sept. 2, where residents can get more information and submit documents for their disaster assistance application. The center will not be able to provide assistance for lost food.

Where: Parking lot between Cedar Rapids Kernels Stadium and Kingston Stadium at 950 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Visitors are asked to enter the parking lot from the corner of Veterans Memorial Drive and Kurt Warner Way.

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

It is highly recommended residents register online or by phone before visiting the site. Options to register are:

Download the FEMA mobile app for smartphones

Call 1-800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Multilingual operators are available.

For 711 or Video Relay Service, applicants can call 1-800-621-3362, or for 800-462-7585 for TTY services.

Applicants and FEMA personnel must wear face masks and applicants must remain in their cars as they hand their documents to FEMA personnel.

Small Business Administration loans for business, residential

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration. Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

To apply:

Visit, click “Apply Online” and follow the registration process and fill out the application.

For questions, call 916-735-1500 or email

You’ll need this information to complete your registration:


IRS Form 4506-T completed and signed (this allows the SBA to receive a transcript of your tax return)

Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recent federal income tax returns for the applicant business

Other information that may be necessary is listed here.

Homeowners and renters:

IRS Form 4506-T completed and signed (this allows the SBA to receive a transcript of your tax return)

Disaster loans from local banks, credit unions

Many area banks and credit unions are providing hardship loans for people affected by the storm, some providing relief from payments for 90 days or more or delaying interest payments. For more information, contact your financial institution or visit the website. Financial institutions include MidWestOne, GreenState Credit Union, Veridian Credit Union, Hills Bank, Linn Area Credit Union, and many others.


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Chris Neuheisel
Chris Neuheisel
Fantastic service all the way around. Starting with Ryan giving an estimate, Tiffany in the office being very helpful and the whole roofing crew. Fantastic and quick job on our roof and you couldn’t even tell they where here after they cleaned up. Thanks again

Josh Zawadzki
Josh Zawadzki
Rave: Mitchell Roofing and siding. Earlier this week I had nothing but bad to say about them until they redeemed themselves. I thank Mark and Kirsten at Mitchell Roofing busting their asses to get my house done in enough time for closing. They have been very understanding of the situation and took customer service to a whole new level. They were big enough to admit when they drop the ball, but even bigger to go out their way to make this customer happy. Thanks once again guys for taking care of my house.

Tanya Struck Rasmussen
Tanya Struck Rasmussen
We had a very good experience with Mitchell Roofing. The shingling & gutter crews worked hard to complete the job quickly & were professional. Corey worked with our insurance company to get more reimbursements when needed. The window sashes were a bit of a problem, but Corey & his team kept working until a solution was found. Dwight installed the sashes & replaced some siding, he did an amazing job, cleaned up after he was done impeccably & he was very friendly to work with!