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 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.
August 1, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Disaster officials of both Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge owners of flood-damaged property and building contractors working in the areas affected to check with local building officials before making extensive repair or rebuilding flood-damaged property.
July 30, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents of four more Iowa counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance, disaster recovery officials announced today. President Clinton's July 22 disaster declaration was amended to include Buchanan, Fayette, Howard, and Mitchell counties. This brings to 13 the number of Iowa counties eligible for individual federal disaster assistance in the wake of severe storms and flooding that began on July 2. They are Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jones, Mitchell, Woodbury, and Worth.
July 30, 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 a fourth Disaster Recovery Center in Iowa on Monday, August 2. Woodbury County Redeemer Lutheran Church 3204 South Lakeport Sioux City
July 30, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Iowa residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean-up and repair their homes and businesses. "In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," warns Steve Zimmerman, state coordinating officer for Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD).
July 29, 1999
News Release
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who sustained damage to their homes during the July storms and flooding may be eligible for individual disaster assistance, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD). Four Iowa counties were included in President Clinton's disaster declaration on July 22. They are Black Hawk, Butler, Jones, and Woodbury.

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