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Recovering financially from heavy storms, and preparing for storm season

At the end of May, Iowa and states across the Midwest were hit by tornadoes and heavy storms, causing extensive damage and power outages. Deadly events like these can leave people feeling overwhelmed. Once you are physically safe, there are steps you can take to help make sure your money situation is secured.

How to recover and rebuild your finances

For tips on recovering and rebuilding your money situation after the storms have passed, you can consult our guide.

Visit the disasters and emergencies guide

Inside the guide, you can turn to specific areas that can help you recover. Find information about managing housing payments, protecting your credit, handling insurance on damaged property, keeping up with bills and payments, and asking for help from financial and mortgage companies.

Prepare your finances for summer storm season

Storms and severe weather can happen with short notice. Taking a few steps when the skies are sunny can help you feel better prepared in case a disaster happens. One way to start is by filling out Your Disaster Checklist (Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Tagalog | Pусский | Kreyòl Ayisyen | العربية ). This worksheet helps you organize your important paperwork ahead of time.

Submit a complaint

If you’re having trouble with a financial company that you can’t resolve, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).

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