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2022 Tornadoes in Iowa

On March 5-6, 2022, a supercell thunderstorm produced widespread, devastating tornadoes in Central Iowa from Winterset to Newton, tracking just southeast of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Seven fatalities and numerous injuries were reported, and six of those fatalities occurred in Madison County. An official with Madison County Emergency Management confirmed that the tornado damaged or destroyed 52 homes.

CERF+ is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to any requests for emergency financial assistance from eligible artists who work in craft disciplines. If you are a materials-based artist or artisan impacted by the tornado, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our emergency relief program. We are here for you and can help guide you through the application process.

This is a particularly stressful situation for all residents affected by this tornado. The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to reach a trained counselor 24/7, 365-days-a-year.