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 17, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will close the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop in Waterloo, Iowa, on Friday, August 20. The workshop has been located in the Black Hawk Hazmat Training Center, 1925 Newell Street, in Waterloo. Through Friday, SBA representatives will be available to help residents and business owners get information on low-interest loans that help cover residential and business disaster losses not fully compensated by insurance. The hours of the center are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 16, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will establish joint federal/state short-term Disaster Recovery Centers in Cerro Gordo and Mitchell counties on August 18. They will be located at:Cerro Gordo CountyPolice Training Room78 S. Georgia St.Mason CityOsageMitchell CountyCity Hall (Downstairs)Council Chambers (Old Library)806 Main St.The two centers will open to assist applicants on Wednesday, August 18, and remain through Friday, August 20. They will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
August 15, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Floods take a heavy toll on everyone-individuals and communities alike. Since 1993, five floods have hit Iowa that resulted in presidential disaster declarations. The State of Iowa is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prevent or minimize damage from future flooding. One way to do that is to help people move out of harm's way. If you have been flooded and wish to move, funds may be available to buy your home and offset some or all of your moving costs.
August 14, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Pottawattamie County homeowners, renters, and business owners who have applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the recent flooding may hear soon from damage inspectors. FEMA schedules inspections to verify losses within seven to 10 days after residents have filed applications.
August 14, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Iowans coping with the personal stress brought on by having to deal with the aftermath of storms and flooding starting July 2 now have a place to turn. The following counties have established individual Crisis Counseling referral numbers:
August 12, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Council Bluffs on Friday, August 13. Pottawattamie County Community Hall (under the fire station) 205 S. Main St. Council Bluffs