Supporting Our Community After Historic Flooding

Supporting Our Community After Historic Flooding Main Photo

2 Jul 2024


When natural disasters strike, supporting each other and rebuilding is essential. The recent historic flooding has been challenging for our community, but the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is here to help. As the economic development organization for our four-county region, we are committed to providing the resources, information, and support that businesses need to continue operating while ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents.

The Corridor is Here to Help

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is here to provide practical assistance during these challenging times. If your business experienced flooding, we can help connect you with available office spaces or assist you if you need one. Please fill out the appropriate form below, and we will support you in finding a solution:

Providing Essential Resources and Information

We understand the importance of having access to the right resources during such times. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now offering aid in Clay, Emmet, Lyon, Plymouth, and Sioux counties. Residents and businesses in these areas can apply for assistance through FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and the SBA Disaster Loan Program.

Federal Assistance Details

  • FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program: Provides funds for the costs of destroyed property, medical expenses, and legal services related to severe weather. Disaster-affected homeowners, renters, and businesses can apply for housing assistance, personal property replacement, and more.
  • SBA Disaster Loan Program: Offers low-interest loans to area businesses to help them recover and rebuild.

Residents can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 (available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week), registering online at, or downloading the FEMA app. If using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, please provide FEMA with the number for that service.

Public Assistance for Disaster Response

Federal funding is also available through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program for state, tribal, and local governments and specific non profit organizations for disaster response efforts. This assistance includes debris removal and emergency protective measures in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux counties. Additionally, funding for hazard mitigation measures is available statewide on a cost-sharing basis.

For additional details and to access these resources, please visit our website or contact our office directly. We are here to support you every step of the way.