FLOOD RECOVERY

The Woodbury County Community & Economic Development Department has assembled the following information for residents of rural unincorporated Woodbury County that have been affected by the Spring 2019 flood event.

This information includes:

NOTE:  Woodbury County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program and is therefore required to issue a Floodplain Development Permit to repair a flood-damaged building.

A Floodplain Development Permit and a Building Permit is needed for each building in the regulated floodplain where repairs will involve removing, altering or replacing the roof, walls, siding, wallboard, plaster, insulation, paneling, cabinets, flooring, electrical system, plumbing, heating or air conditioning.

A Floodplain Development Permit is required regardless of whether or not the repairs rise to the level of substantial damage.  These repair/reconstruction projects must meet the requirements of any applicable building code and the Floodplain Management Ordinance.

For assistance with the Floodplain Development Permit and Building Permit Application Process, please contact the Woodbury County Community and Economic Development office at 712.279.6609.

Did your private well flood or become exposed to flood waters?  If so, your drinking water may not be safe.  Call Siouxland District Helath at 712-234-3908 to see if you qualify for a FREE PRIVATE WELL WATER TEST.

Please visit the Siouxland District Health website for more information about the flood recovery:  http://ow.ly/SOFp50nsTgw

The Community Action Agency of Siouxland is currently administering the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program for Woodbury County, Iowa.  Eligible households must be at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level with their primary residence being impacted. The program may be able to pay up to $5000 for qualified expenses.  For more information visit: http://www.caasiouxland.org.