Derecho Weather Event - August 10, 2020

Visit the Marshalltown Public Library's website for current storm resources and information. Severe Storm Information Page

Gov. Reynolds announced that Marshall County is eligible for FEMA individual assistance. Press Release

Apply online at or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. TTY users can call 800-462-7585.

Property Damage Assessments

Immediately following the severe weather event on August 10, 2020, City staff began the process of conducting a community-wide damage assessment of properties in Marshalltown. A visual assessment was conducted and properties were assigned a classification based on the FEMA damage ranking system. This work was completed in order to identify the number of properties impacted so that it could be reported to Local, State and Federal Emergency Assistance Agencies. 

Information was also used to identify potentially dangerous buildings that may have suffered major damage which could affect occupant safety. City staff has placarded properties which appear to have sustained significant damage. This does not mean that the structures are not able to be repaired. In most cases upon further assessment we anticipate the majority of structures will be repaired. Structures which are not repaired or demolished may be subject to future notifications by the City.

If you sustained damage to your property please complete the following form. 

Derecho August 10, 2020 - Disaster Damage Reporting Form