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Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1282)

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Incident period: July 02, 1999 to August 10, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 22, 1999


September 14, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Wednesday September 15, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will change the hours and days of operation of its toll-free registration and Helpline numbers. Services will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All Iowa homeowners, renters, farmers and business owners who sustained damage as result of the severe storms and flooding that began on July 2, regardless of where they live, should register with FEMA for disaster assistance, by calling 1-800-462-9029. The TTY number for hearing- or speech-impaired is 1-800-462-7585.

September 13, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Iowa disaster victims who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. September 19, 1999 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.

September 13, 1999 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- September 20, 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, state and federal officials have announced. This deadline affects residents of Harrison and Mills counties only. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately.

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 $10,955,690.74 $1,814,403.47 $8,883,933.06
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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