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

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


July 14, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Iowa victims of the May 16-29 storms who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. July 20, 1999 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.

June 23, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline will be out of service on Friday, June 25, 1999, for maintenance. The Helpline is normally closed on Saturday and Sunday. The maintenance update will allow FEMA to better serve applicants who have already registered and still have questions about available programs or the status of their applications. Beginning Monday, June 28th the Helpline will be back online and available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Friday.

June 23, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Chickasaw County is now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to repair or replace public facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes May 16-29, disaster recovery officials announced today. The addition of Chickasaw County brings the number of Iowa counties eligible for federal aid to 16. They are Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Harrison, Jones, Linn, Montgomery, and Scott.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $8,533,710.43 $1,861,546.18 $6,422,742.96
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:32 (Updated daily)

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