Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1282)

Incident period: July 2, 1999 to August 10, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 22, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 30, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced September 13, 1999 as the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to storms and flooding that struck the state in July and early August. This deadline affects residents of Linn, Pottawattamie and Story counties only. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately.
August 23, 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 the Council Bluffs Recovery Center is getting shorter. Through 6:30 p.m., August 27, residents of the Pottawattamie County area can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at the Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Council Bluffs Community Hall, 205 S. Main Street in Council Bluffs.
August 19, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced September 1, 1999 is the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to storms and flooding that struck the state in July and early August. This deadline affects residents of Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jones, Mitchell, Woodbury and Worth counties only. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately.
August 17, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Four Iowa counties are now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to repair or replace public facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding, July 2 through August 10, disaster recovery officials announced today. The counties now eligible for the Public Assistance program are Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, and Pottawattamie.
August 17, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center in Charles City and the opening of a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop. The Disaster Recovery Center located at the Cedar Mall Shopping Center, 128 Cedar Mall, Charles City, will convert to a SBA Workshop effective August 21, 1999. SBA representatives will be available to help residents and business owners who are eligible for low-interest loans to help cover residential and business disaster losses not fully compensated by insurance.
August 17, 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 the Waverly Disaster Recovery Center is getting shorter. Through 6:30 p.m., August 20, residents of the Bremer County area can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at the Disaster Recovery Center, located at the City Hall/Civic Center, 200 1st Street, NE in Waverly.

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