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 10, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Linn, Pottawattamie, and Story counties have been added to President Clinton's July 22 disaster declaration for Iowa. This brings the number of Iowa counties eligible for federal aid to 18. Those counties are Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Crawford, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jones, Linn, Mitchell, Pottawattamie, Story, Woodbury, and Worth.
August 9, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Emergency management officials of both the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warn owners of flood-damaged homes to proceed cautiously and take extra precautions when returning to their flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses. Check The Outside of the Building: Check for downed power lines and gas leaks. Look for cracks in the foundation, and sagging roofs. For obvious damage, ask a building inspector to check the house before you go inside.
August 9, 1999
News Release
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 County Mitchell County Police Training Room City Hall (Downstairs) 78 S. Georgia St. Council Chambers (Old Library) Mason City 806 Main St. Osage 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 7, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- he temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Woodbury County, located in the Redeemer Lutheran Church at 3204 South Lakeport in Sioux City, will wrap up its operations at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The center opened on August 2 to help individuals and businesses in Woodbury County affected by recent storms and flooding.
August 7, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Butler County, located in the Butler County Court House, 428 Sixth Street, Allison, will close after business at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10. The center opened on July 30 to help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding.
August 7, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials are urging individuals and businesses owners in Iowa who have sustained damage from heavy rains and flooding since July 2 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The toll-free registration number is 1-800-462-9029. For the hearing- or speech-impaired the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.

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