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
July 26, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flooding continues to plague Iowa residents in Buchanan County along low-lying areas as rivers there rise above flood stage. The American Red Cross continues to operate one shelter in the area.
July 25, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Where do you go from here-now that the storms have subsided and the flood waters are receding? One of the first steps in the recovery process should be a call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 25, 1999
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 not to delay cleaning their homes but to proceed cautiously.
July 23, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Iowa state officials report flooding continues along the Cedar and Shell Rock Rivers. There has been one death associated with the flooding. The Iowa Emergency Operations Center in Des Moines is activated. The Iowa National Guard continues to provide staff and sandbags to various communities throughout the affected areas. The National Weather Service forecast for Iowa calls for scattered rain and thunderstorms today.
July 22, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for flood victims in four Iowa counties under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton.