Derecho Storm 2020


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, for this disaster SBA (Small Business Administration) will establish a virtual Business Recovery Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each business owner complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center
Mondays – Fridays
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FOCWAssistance@sba.gov
(916) 735-1500

These services are only available for the Iowa disaster declaration as a result of the severe storms that occurred Aug. 10, 2020, and not for COVID-19 related assistance.

SBA Document (English)

SBA Document (Spanish)


A Message From HEDCO Leadership

Dear HEDCO members,

2020 has been an eventful year, a worldwide pandemic and then a massive weather event has greatly affected our community. In our efforts to assess the damage it created, the City of Hiawatha has completed an initial assessment to verify the damage to the buildings in our City caused by the derecho event on August 10, 2020. We have completed a windshield survey; however, we need your assistance to verify damage not visible from the exterior or overlooked in the preliminary survey.

We have found the majority of the damage is classified as “affected” or “minor” damage. We would appreciate your completion of the attached survey to determine the overall need for assistance in our County.

Please complete the attached survey using the criteria on the damage assessment degree pages to determine the damage classification of your property. Upon completion of the survey please forward on to the City’s Community Development Director Pat Parsley at pparsley@hiawatha-iowa.com. If you have questions while completing the survey you may contact Mr. Parsley through email or call 319-393-1515 ext. 229.

We wish you well and thank you for your assistance.

HEDCO Chair Pat Callanan and Mayor Bill Bennett

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