Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes (DR-1277)

Incident period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 21, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 15, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Are you a potential flood victim? Floods can occur anywhere, but some places are more at risk than others. Areas likely to be flooded are called Special Flood Hazard Areas; they are nicknamed the "100-year floodplain." Your local government maintains maps that show the Special Flood Hazard Areas near you.
June 13, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the deadlines for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to storms, flooding, and tornadoes that struck the state in May. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately. Applicaton deadlines are:
June 12, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration line and toll-free Helpline will change as of Monday, June 14. Beginning Monday, the registration and Helpline numbers will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
June 12, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Iowa residents and business owners recover from severe storms, floods, and tornadoes that occurred May 16-29. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the period ending June 11, 1999.
June 10, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- For Iowans who wish to have face-to-face meetings with Recovery Specialists to ask about available assistance on flood damages, the time for visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is getting shorter. Since opening June 1, Disaster Recovery Centers in northeast Iowa have provided information to almost 1,000 families affected by last month's flooding and will soon implement changes to streamline their activities.
June 9, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Two more Iowa counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance in the wake of storms, flooding, and tornadoes, May 16-29. The addition of Montgomery and Scott brings the number of Iowa counties eligible for federal aid to 15. They are Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Harrison, Jones, Linn, Montgomery, and Scott.

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