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

May 29, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Iowa will open a fifth Disaster Recovery Center in eastern Iowa on Tuesday, June 1. DUBUQUE Five Flags Center 405 Main Street In the Basement
May 28, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Iowa will open four Disaster Recovery Centers Tuesday (June 1) in eastern Iowa. Dunkerton Volga 509 S. Canfield 505 Washington St. Behind the School In the Civic Center Fayette Independence Clark & North Streets Highway 150 North In the Methodist Church In the Falcon Civic Center
May 28, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Disaster officials of both Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warn owners of flood-damaged homes to proceed cautiously and prepare carefully before returning to their residences. Renters and homeowners should assume that anything touched by floodwater is contaminated. Mud left by floodwater can contain chemicals from sources as varied as your garden chemicals to a neighbor's propane tank to the oven cleaner you stored in the kitchen.
May 28, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Having a safe room built into your house can help you protect yourself and your family from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. Emergency response personnel and people cleaning up after tornadoes often have found an interior room of a severely damaged home still standing when little of the rest of the house remains.
May 28, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Family valuables and heirlooms can sometimes be saved after they've been damaged by water in a disaster such as the storms, flooding and tornadoes that recently struck Iowa, Curt Musgrave, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort, said.
May 27, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Public health officials urge residents of Iowa counties affected by the recent severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes who rely on private wells to have their water system inspected and tested if any of the following conditions exist:

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