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

June 24, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials urge insured Iowans who experienced losses due to recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to contact their insurance agents to file claims as soon as possible. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM), FEMA must know the extent of an applicant’s homeowner’s and flood insurance coverage before making a determination about what assistance may be available through programs administered by the agency.
June 24, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Waterloo, Mason City and Marshalltown will close next week. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) said the last days of operation have been scheduled as follows.
June 22, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Four weeks after the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration for Iowa, more than $7.3 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).
June 22, 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 for Clay and Polk 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 21, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans who suffered losses as a result of recent tornadoes, floods and other extreme weather conditions and feel emotionally stressed by those losses can apply for crisis counseling through the State of Iowa under a program funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 18, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Waukee, National, and Independence will close next week. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) said the last days of operation have been scheduled as follows.

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