News Releases for Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1763)

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- It opened in 1928 as the RKO Iowa Theater. Katherine Hepburn performed there in 1940. In 1980, the Iowa Theater became the home of Theater Cedar Rapids. But in 2008, the Cedar...
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- When City of Ottumwa officials were dealing with debris removal in the aftermath of the historic floods of 2008, city officials applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Officials from the National Weather Service recently stated that Iowa is at risk for significant flooding this spring after winter storms produced excessive snowfall just before...
Monday, February 1, 2010 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The two Queen Ann style houses on Third Street, built in the 1890s, were determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. They were also directly in...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- After watching the town he lives in get inundated with flood waters in the historic Iowa floods of 2008, Tom Watson of Palo, Iowa knows that you can’t stop the water from flowing...
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Frank Stephen was going to take life a little more easily in 2009. He was going to retire after owning and operating Dostal Catering Service in Cedar Rapids for the last 20 years...
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- In the 18 months since a tornado leveled parts of Parkersburg and New Hartford, and floods covered much of Iowa, more than $1.27 billion has been approved for response and...
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- One resident of Des Moines spent last Thanksgiving huddled in his living room, the only part of his house still livable after the 2008 floods. He’ll spend this Thanksgiving in his...
Friday, October 23, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Direct Housing Assistance program, which was slated to end on November 27, has been extended for a...
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- More Iowans displaced from their homes because of the floods of 2008 are moving out of FEMA-supplied temporary housing units and into a permanent residence. As of October 21, 124...
Friday, October 2, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Flood insurance specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will make a presentation and take questions on the...
Friday, October 2, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) will open an Iowa Recovery Center satellite office in Iowa...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- The State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the City of Cedar Rapids will have the option to replace the Central Fire Station. The...
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- The State of Iowa and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Urbandale became the Iowa Recovery Center (IRC) Monday, August 31. What does that mean for...
Friday, August 21, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- The Iowa floods of 2008 caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to state, county and city infrastructure, which includes roadways and public buildings. In most cases, the...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- In October, 2008, 564 Iowa families and individuals, displaced from their homes by severe storms and the floods of 2008, were staying in temporary housing units provided by the...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Every year, thousands of Iowa residents gamble that they won't need to purchase flood insurance. Many of them are going to lose the bet, according to state and federal recovery...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- Waters from the epic 2008 flood didn't prevent Iowa farmers in Des Moines County from getting into their fields in 2009 thanks to cooperation between officials from a state agency...
Monday, July 6, 2009 - 00:00
Des Moines, Iowa -- One of the reasons Iowans say they don’t buy flood insurance is they believe the cost is too high. As with any insurance, the cost is based on the risk involved. Historically...
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Close to 3,000 Iowans signed up for flood insurance less than one year after the floods of June 2008 inundated the state. Despite that growth, however, less than 20 percent of...

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