Iowa Severe Winter Storms (DR-1688)

Incident period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 14, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 1, 2007
News Release
Urbandale, Iowa -- Recent flooding in several Iowa counties is hastening homeowners to buy flood insurance and take extra measures to prevent damage from possible flooding. State and federal officials urge homeowners to take precautions with simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce future flood damage. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls such actions "hazard mitigation."
April 18, 2007
News Release
Urbandale, Iowa -- Federal and State of Iowa officials announced today more than $1.5 million have been obligated to date to reimburse state and local government agencies and certain non-profit organizations to help repair and restore essential public facilities and reimburse emergency costs due to the February severe winter storm.
April 17, 2007
News Release
Urbandale- IA -- Buying a national flood insurance policy is the first line of defense against economic losses caused by spring flooding. Anyone can buy flood insurance if his or her community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Also, you don't have to be in a high-risk area to buy flood insurance. In fact, 25 percent of damages occur outside of high-risk areas.
April 12, 2007
News Release
URBANDALE, Iowa -- Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the addition of Cherokee, Ida, Osceola and Webster counties to the Presidential Emergency Declaration for Iowa counties affected by recent record snowfalls. This presidential declaration enables public entities to receive federal aid.
April 6, 2007
News Release
Urbandale, IA -- The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge public agencies and eligible private non-profits to apply for available federal assistance grants for emergency work and rebuilding damaged or destroyed infrastructure from the February severe winter storm and March snow emergency before the approaching deadlines.
March 26, 2007
News Release
URBANDALE, IA -- Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Mahaska and Polk Counties have been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Iowa counties affected by recent severe winter weather. This presidential disaster enables public agencies to be eligible to receive federal disaster aid.

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