Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1420)

Incident period: June 3, 2002 to June 25, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 15, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- State and federal officials have announced the deadlines for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to the floods that affected eastern Iowa counties from June 3 to June 25, 2002.
July 11, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) announce media contact changes. "The media are an integral part of the recovery process," Federal Coordinating Officer Pete Martinasco stated. "Public Affairs officers will continue to be available to help you with facts about recovery programs and any other assistance you may need in providing information to the public about these programs." New Media Contacts:
July 10, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- If you were adversely affected by the June floods and wish to meet with Recovery Specialists to discuss assistance, there are only a few days left to visit a Disaster Recovery Center. State and federal officials have announced that all five Disaster Recovery Centers will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13.
July 9, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Iowans in the 21 disaster-declared counties who have lost their jobs or suffered a loss of income because of the June floods may be eligible for a special federal/state disaster unemployment compensation program. Steve Zimmerman, state coordinating officer for the Iowa Emergency Management Division, said Iowans may qualify for disaster unemployment compensation if they are:
July 8, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- If you were adversely affected by the June floods and wish to meet with Recovery Specialists to discuss assistance, there are only a few days left to visit a Disaster Recovery Center. State and federal officials have announced that all five Disaster Recovery Centers will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Through 2 p.m., July 13, residents of the 21 declared counties can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at the Disaster Recovery Centers located at the following locations:
July 5, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- In the 16 days since the federally declared disaster for flooding in 21 Iowa counties more than $2 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved to help Iowa residents and businesses with recovery.

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