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 18, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Health urges residents to exercise caution when removing mold from flood-damaged homes. Mold spores are always present, but the excessive moisture left by the recent floods and the warm weather cause spores to germinate. While mold is sometimes difficult to detect, often it can be seen or smelled. Sometimes mold appears in the form of splotchy discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown and black. If moisture has seeped into a wall, mold may leach from plaster. Its odor is earthy or musty.
June 17, 2004
News Release
» Questions and Answers for Undocumented Immigrants Regarding FEMA Assistance DES MOINES - In some cases, undocumented immigrants may qualify for disaster aid, 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).
June 16, 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) has announced new hours for the six Disaster Recovery Centers serving Iowans. Center locations and hours are as follows:
June 16, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Carroll, Mills, and Page counties have been added to the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration, bringing the total number of Iowa counties eligible for federal assistance to 65. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) also announced additional aid is available in Dubuque, Fremont, Webster and Wright counties.
June 15, 2004
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Three weeks after the May 25 Presidential disaster declaration for Iowa, more than $4.7 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 58 counties:

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