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Assessing Your Derecho Storm Damage

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Mark Vitosh
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Vehicle in Linn County crushed by a broken tree from the August 10 derecho.

Clean-up after the August 10 derecho continues as communities and food banks struggle to restore their losses.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with the Mayor of Marion, one of the towns hit hardest by the storm. Also, food safety recommendations for those still without power, a check-in with Horizons Food Bank in Linn County and advice about how to navigate insurance claims and relief funds.

Guests:
· Nick AbouAssaly, Mayor of Marion, IA
· Beth Marrs, program specialist with answer line at Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in the College of Human Sciences
· Mike Barnhart, president, Horizons Food Bank
· Mark Power, professor of finance, Iowa State University

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa