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 7, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Emergency management officials are urging Pottawattamie County residents with basements flooded by recent storms to use caution when pumping out. Removing all of the water at once may cause serious structural damage to the house. Draining the water too fast could cause the collapse of the cellar walls, floors, and foundation of the house. The water must be drained slowly to equalize pressure on both sides of the wall.
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 6, 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 Disaster Recovery Center in Charles City on Monday, August 9, in Floyd County. Floyd County Cedar Mall Shopping Center 128 Cedar Mall Charles City
August 6, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will establish a joint federal/state Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Chickasaw County, Iowa. The MDRC will be located at: Community Center 302 S. Main Nashua The MDRC will open to assist applicants on Thursday, August 12, and remain in Nashua through Monday, August 16. Operating hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.
August 6, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Monday, August 9, 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 Saturday, 8a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Sunday. 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.
August 6, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will establish a joint federal/state short-term Disaster Recovery Center in Worth County, Iowa. It will be located at: City Hall 106 S. Broadway Manly The center will open to assist applicants on Thursday, August 12, and remain in Manly through Monday, August 16. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., closed Sunday.

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