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Info for Altoona Homes affected with Flooding

Info for Altoona Homes affected with FloodingJul 3, 2018

The City of Altoona did receive flood damage to homes.

  1. The first step in receiving assistance is to DIAL 2-1-1. This number is provided to report any damage to your home; please call by 07/05/18 at 5:00 PM.
  2. After you call 2-1-1, those who have reported damages will be able to dispose of materials at two drop off areas.
    • The drop off sites are 1200 Venbury Drive, Altoona Aquatics Center (south of the Altoona Fire Department), and 405 5th Ave SW (the “Old Pool”).
    • There will not be assistance in unloading materials into the dumpsters. The dumpsters will be available for RESIDENTS ONLY from 07/04/18 to 07/14/18.

Please stay vigilant while cleaning and repairing damaged homes. Remember to wear Personal Protective Equipment, your vaccinations are up to date, take precaution with electricity, and protect yourself from the heat and humidity.

While the metro dries and recovers from the water damage, there will be people who take advantage of the situation. Be aware of “scammers” who will ask for donations or who will claim to be licensed contractors. Check, double check, Internet search, and ask a friend before you donate or enter into a contract.