IOWA DERECHO 2020

Where to get help: Resources for residents after the derecho

On Monday, Aug.10 Iowa was hit with a derecho — hurricane strength, straight-line winds — that leveled homes, businesses and left thousands without access to food, power or internet.

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The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Eighth in a ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - About 400 miles away from home, Logan Berns and Nick Meyer spent their afternoon earlier this month in northeast Cedar Rapids repairing streetlights. ...

Workers from Texas who said they had not been paid for nearly a month of construction work in Cedar Rapids will be paid by a Colorado company overseeing the project. ...

The Aug. 10 derecho toppled a tree that fell on top of William and Myrtle Ross' mobile home in Cedar Rapids. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Texas workers who came to Cedar Rapids to help with construction after the August derecho say they haven't been paid by a contractor for nearly a month. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Since the Aug. 10 derecho, Cedar Rapids firefighters have been called to eight fires involving storm debris, all of them intentionally or accidentally set by people. ...

The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should con-sider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Seventh in ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Crews will begin the final pickup of nonorganic storm derecho debris - such as shingles, fences and siding - next week in Cedar Rapids. ...

The Aug. 10 derecho created $88 million in losses for Cedar Rapids-based insurer United Fire Group, which already had plans to exit the personal insurance business. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - After sustaining serious damage from the Aug. 10 derecho, repairs are nearing completion at the Collins Road Square shopping center across from Lindale Mall. ...

The Marion Chamber of Commerce has announced a new local grant program for Marion businesses and residents. ...

Iowans have received more than $1.6 billion from insurance claims because of the Aug. 10 derecho as of Nov. 2, the Iowa Insurance Division said Monday. ...

When Starr Wheeler, 21, walks into her new apartment on Cedar Rapids' southwest side, she smiles. ...

The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Sixth in a ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County communities are swiftly beginning work to replant trees after the Aug. 10 derecho destroyed much of the area's lush tree canopy. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Residents continuing to grapple with the aftermath of the Aug. 10 derecho have a number of resources available to help meet their needs: ...

HIAWATHA - LaKricia Browning traded a house with a yard that was close to family for an apartment in Hiawatha. ...

More than $1 million is available to assist eligible renters affected by the Aug. 10 derecho, the Iowa Finance Authority board announced Thursday. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - If you see a fire burning in the next few days at Tait Cummins Park in southwest Cedar Rapids, don't be alarmed. ...

MARION - A group of Linn-Mar students involved with Iowa BIG are backing a project to turn tree debris into art to raise money to plant new trees. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - The city will recruit a full-time employee to help turn over a new leaf on replenishing trees downed in the Aug. 10 derecho. ...

The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Fifth in a ...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday announced up to $3 million in federal disaster recovery funding that will be used to create employment opportunities and provide humanitarian assistance in communities impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho storms. ...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $28 million in derecho relief to Iowans, the agency said Wednesday. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rickey Osby, 65, says he's never lived in a brand-new home before. ...

The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug. 10 derecho. The series will focus on recovery, the importance of native plants and other topics. Fourth in a ...