Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1518)

Incident period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 13, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- With the July 26 application deadline less than two weeks away, officials report that aid approved in connection with the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration for Iowa has reached almost $11 million. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM), the funds are offered as grants and low-interest disaster loans for losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 19 and June 24.
July 12, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials urge Iowans who suffered losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 19 and June 24 to apply for assistance soon if they have not already done so. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM), the deadline for applying for aid under President Bush’s disaster declaration is Monday July 26.
July 7, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES - Iowans who have applied for disaster assistance may be contacted and visited by a damage inspector, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM). "The inspections help us verify the damages, which allows us to help applicants get the most assistance they're eligible for in the quickest and most efficient way possible," said Thomas J. Costello, Federal Coordinating Officer.
July 6, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Six weeks after the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration for Iowa, more than $10 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved for Iowans affected by recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding, according to figures released today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM). The following is an update of assistance provided through Individual Assistance programs, which are available in 75 counties:
July 6, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans who experienced losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 19 and June 24 may register for assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The first step is to call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (or TTY 1-800-462-7585) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., CDT, Monday through Saturday. The registration deadline is July 26.
July 2, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Even though the last Disaster Recovery Center closed July 1, help is just a phone call away.

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