Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding (DR-1367)

Incident period: April 8, 2001 to May 29, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 2, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 4, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- June 11, 2001 is the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the state April 8. This deadline affects residents of Allamakee, Buchanan, Clayton, Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Ringgold, Scott, and Wapello counties only. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately.
June 1, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- After surviving a natural disaster, already vulnerable victims also may become targets of predatory practices, such as price gouging. Price gouging occurs when a supplier marks up the price of an item more than is justified by his actual costs. Disaster victims are particularly susceptible because their needs are immediate and they have few alternatives to choose from.
June 1, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- More than 1356 victims of the recent severe storms and floods have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line as of May 31, 2001.
May 25, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- Disaster recovery officials announced that Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Dubuque, and Jackson counties are now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance under the Public Assistance Program. Assistance is available for the counties and the city governments who sustained additional cost due to damage by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.
May 25, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- State and Federal officials have established a joint federal/state Mobile Disaster Recovery Center. The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will visit the following county on the date indicated: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 (One Day Only) Mount Pleasant City Hall Council Chambers 220 West Monroe Mount Pleasant, Iowa Operating hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
May 25, 2001
News Release
Davenport, IA -- Federal aid available to Iowans as a result of the April severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding, has passed $1 million.

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