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 2, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) announced today that thirteen Iowa counties have been added to the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration. Residents in the following counties are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance: Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Hamilton, Henry, Louisa, Lucas, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Wapello, Washington, and Wayne.
June 30, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- As unsettled weather continues to pester Iowans, officials urge homeowners to consider installing backflow valves. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM), flooding can sometimes cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drainpipes. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and costly to repair, but they also create health hazards.
June 29, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For 44 Iowa counties, Tuesday, July 6 is the last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. The assistance is for people who are out of work due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Iowa between May 19 and June 24.
June 29, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal assistance for repairing roads, bridges and other infrastructure damaged by recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding is now available in Calhoun, Ida, Page and Sac counties. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) said applicants for such aid, called Public Assistance, are typically units of state and local government and certain private non-profit organizations.
June 29, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Five weeks after the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration for Iowa, more than $9 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 62 counties:
June 25, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For 14 Iowa counties, Friday July 2 is the last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) explained that the assistance is for people who are out of work due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that has occurred in Iowa since May 19.

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