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 7, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents and business owners in disaster-declared Iowa counties are being urged by federal and state officials to apply for assistance as soon as possible and not to prejudge their eligibility for the variety of programs and services offered under the May 21 Presidential declaration. "Individuals should not make any assumptions about their eligibility for immediate assistance or long range prevention programs before talking to the recovery specialists," said Curt Musgrave federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 5, 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 4, 1999.
June 5, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To better assist Dubuque County residents and business owners who sustained losses from recent floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Center in Dubuque will relocate to Dyersville, Thursday, June 10. Dyersville National Farm Toy Museum 1110 16th Avenue S.E. Dyersville, Iowa 52040 The hours for the center will be 8:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
June 4, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To better assist Clayton County residents and business owners who sustained losses from recent floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Center in Volga will relocate to Elkport/Garber this weekend. Elkport/Garber Elkport/Garber Community Center 231 Water Street Elkport, Iowa 52044 The hours for the center will be 8:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
June 4, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration line will change as of Monday, June 7, 1999. Beginning Monday, the registration number will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It will still be closed on Sunday.
June 4, 1999
News Release
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa -- Federal, state, and local officials have joined hands to develop plans intended to reduce future flood damage risk in Independence. "The officials of the City of Independence are doing everything possible to take care of our citizens at this time of overwhelming disastrous flooding in our area," Mayor Donna Hansen said. "We are developing local flood plain management policies which will protect our city."

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