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 5, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- As heavy rains continue to deluge communities throughout the country, state and federal disaster officials are urging Iowans to consider purchasing low-cost National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance to avert future losses.
July 3, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Iowa residents affected by June flash flooding are being urged by state and federal officials to apply for assistance as soon as possible, and not to prejudge their eligibility for the variety of programs and services offered disaster victims under the June 19 presidential declaration.
July 2, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- As the recovery from June flash floods continues, state and federal disaster officials are urging Iowa residents to purchase flood insurance before the next flood. "Flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country," said Pete Martinasco, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), "and Iowa has suffered more than its share of devastating floods in recent years."
July 1, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- The Cedar Rapids joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center is changing its hours effective July 1.
July 1, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Disaster assistance for Henry, Lee, Louisa and Des Moines counties have been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the flooding that occurred between June 3 and June 25 in Iowa, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
June 28, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- State officials are reminding Iowans that free help for disaster-related stress is just a phone call away. If you are experiencing emotional distress as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on June 3 and you live in one of the Iowa counties listed below, assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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