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

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.
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:
June 26, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by June 3 flooding, the State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, June 28. 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:
June 26, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Iowa residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean and repair their homes and businesses. "In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," warns Steve Zimmerman, state coordinating officer, Iowa Emergency Management Division.
June 25, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the June 3 storms and flooding, the Iowa Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dubuque County, Iowa, Thursday, June 27. It will be located at: The Old Library Room City Hall Building 338 1st Ave. East Dyersville, Iowa
June 21, 2002
News Release
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Where do you go from here-now that the storms have subsided and the flood waters are receding? One of the first steps in the recovery process should be a call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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