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 -- 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.
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 -- The State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to further help individuals and businesses affected by June 3 flooding, will open two Disaster Recovery Centers on Monday, July 1. Each center will be open Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The centers will be closed July 4 and open on July 5 and 6. The centers will be in:

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