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
May 25, 2001
Davenport, IA -- In the aftermath of the severe storms and floods that struck Iowa, people who seek disaster assistance may find that along with a possible Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) check to repair their home or rent an apartment, they have also been issued a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan packet. It is very important that these SBA forms be completed and returned. Other forms of assistance-not just loans-are based on these forms. The forms in the SBA loan packet must be completed and returned before any further assistance can be considered.
May 23, 2001
Davenport, IA -- 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.
May 22, 2001
Davenport, IA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration and Helpline begin new hours effective Tuesday, May 22, 2001.
May 22, 2001
Davenport, IA -- The number of Iowa counties eligible for federal disaster assistance increased to 19 today with the addition of Henry and Sac Counties. Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the designation followed a review of additional information regarding damages incurred from the severe storms, tornadoes and floods that have plagued the state since April 8th.
May 21, 2001
Davenport, IA -- Time is getting short for residents of Scott , Clayton, and surrounding counties who wish to have a face-to-face meeting with state and federal recovery specialists to ask about available disaster assistance. Through 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, residents in these counties can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at two Disaster Recovery Centers: SCOTT COUNTY Formerly Miller Brothers Monuments 901 E. Kimberly, Unit 25 Davenport, Iowa
May 18, 2001
Assess Damage and Hazards from Molds and Contaminated Water Before Returning to Flood--Damaged Homes
Davenport, IA -- Disaster officials of both the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warn owners of flood-damaged homes to proceed cautiously and prepare carefully before returning to their homes. Homeowners should assume that anything touched by floodwater is contaminated. Mud left by floodwater can contain chemicals from sources as varied as your garden chemicals to a neighbor's propane tank to the oven cleaner you stored in the kitchen.