Derecho Legal Hotline

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid LSC Funded


Call the Derecho Legal Hotline


Open 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


Who is elligible?

Victims of the August 10, 2020 derecho in the following 12 counties, Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, and Tama,  who are experiencing legal problems due to the storm now have an easy way to get free legal advice.

What kind of help is available?

Legal problems may include issues such as:

  • FEMA denials
  • problems with insurance
  • landlord/tenant issues
  • unemployment benefits denials
  • employment issues
  • contractor issues
  • identity theft

This is a call-back hotline

After calling 1-877-469-2259, callers will be connected to the Hotline voicemail.

Callers should leave their name, phone number, brief description of their legal problem, and whether the issue is urgent. 

Callers will receive a call back from an experienced Iowa Legal Aid staff member to go through a screening.

Callers who meet Iowa Legal Aid’s guidelines will be connected with an Iowa Legal Aid attorney.

Last Review and Update: Oct 08, 2020