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Tornado Relief Efforts

Providing disaster assistance after the tornado on April 26, 2024




FEMA Declaration information (Approved)

SBA Application Information 

Tornado Infomation (updated)

4/26/24 Tornado Information

Shelby County Tornado Relief Fund

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that struck eastern Nebraska and western Iowa on April 26, 2024, several organizations have stepped up to provide relief and support to affected communities. Here are some key details:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • FEMA has been actively involved in disaster response efforts in Shelby County, Iowa. Their teams are on the ground, coordinating relief operations and assisting residents.
  • If you require assistance, please reach out to FEMA representatives in the area.
  • To apply for FEMA assistance CLICK HERE
  • To apply for SBA assistance CLICK HERE

Salvation Army Disaster Relief:

  • The Salvation Army Western Division, based in Omaha and serving Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota, has deployed multiple disaster-relief teams.
  • These teams are providing essential supplies such as food, bottled water, and other necessities to those affected by the storms.
  • Relief efforts are ongoing, and the Salvation Army is committed to supporting storm-affected areas in western Iowa.

Local Community Efforts:

  • We are actively seeking volunteers to contribute to disaster relief efforts in any capacity they can.
  • Items such as bottled water, Gatorade, and cleaning supplies are greatly appreciated to support the ongoing relief efforts.

How You Can Help:

  • If you’d like to contribute to tornado relief efforts in Shelby County and surrounding areas, consider making a donation to organizations like the Salvation Army or local relief funds.
  • Every contribution makes a difference in helping affected families recover and rebuild.

Remember, during times of crisis, community support and solidarity play a crucial role in helping those impacted by natural disasters. Let’s come together to assist our neighbors and provide hope for a brighter future.


For more information and updates, visit the Shelby County EMA Facebook by clicking HERE



Contact Information

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537