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 5, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Just two weeks after President Clinton declared Iowa a federal disaster area, more than $1 million in disaster housing assistance has been approved for victims of the severe storms and flooding that have occurred since July 2, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
August 4, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- You don't need to live near water to be flooded. Flooding can be caused by storms, melting snow, water backup from inadequate or overloaded drainage systems and dam or levee failure.
August 4, 1999
News Release
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 another Disaster Recovery Center in Iowa on Friday, August 6 in: Bremer County City Hall 200 First St. N.E. Waverly
August 3, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents of Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, and Jones counties who applied for disaster assistance in May must re-apply if they sustained additional flood damage after July 2.
August 3, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The floodwaters have receded, you've cleaned up the mess--you can now return to your home. What do you do about those precious possessions that have been damaged in the flood? Family valuables and heirlooms can sometimes be saved after they've been damaged by water in a disaster such as the storms and flooding that recently struck Iowa.
August 3, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Jones County, located in the Legion Hall, 106 E. 2nd Street, Olin, will close August 5th. The Disaster Recovery Center will remain open until 6:30 p.m on Thursday. The Center opened on July 30 to help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding.

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