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Habitat for Humanity’s Response to the 2020 Derecho

When the derecho hit multiple counties throughout Iowa last August, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa immediately went to work. Below are a few statistics concerning their response and recovery over the past year:

ADRT Derecho event in Cedar Rapids. 

  • September 2020 – October 2020
  • 45 day deployment in Cedar Rapids. 
  • 60 work orders complete
  • 4953 cubic yards of debris cleared
  • 367 Hazard Trees Removed
  • 162 wellness/safety checks
  • Linn, Benton, Marshall, Cedar Counties

Habitat Iowa Mobile Response Team outside of official deployment 

  • August 2020 – Jan 2021
  • 46 homes debris removal
  • 3 counties (Linn, Tama, Marshall) 

The Habitat Iowa Mobile Response Team is currently serving in Cedar Rapids to do long term recovery on homes through Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity.