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

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa is the only state which has two rivers as borders - the Mississippi to the east and the Missouri to the west. And between those two mighty rivers are hundreds of other small...
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Flood waters inundated the City of Dyersville four times in 2008 between May 25 and August 13, damaging over 605 feet of a city street. Thanks to a Federal Emergency Management...
Friday, June 12, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The number of Iowa households staying in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) temporary housing units has dropped below 300 according to FEMA officials. That's down from 564...
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Three FEMA videographers and a FEMA photographer have been visiting tornado and flooding affected Iowa during the past few months to capture stories of the trials, tribulations...
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- On May 25, 2008, an EF5 tornado ripped through the communities of Parkersburg and New Hartford, Iowa. Two weeks after that devastation, heavy rains from severe storms caused major...
Friday, May 22, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- It came in at dusk on May 25, 2008 - an EF5 tornado roaring like a runaway freight train bearing down on the Iowa towns of Parkersburg and New Hartford.  With its passage,...
Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 00:00
»County Breakout (XLS 33KB)DES MOINES, Iowa -- As the one-year anniversary of the devastating floods and tornadoes that struck Iowa last May and June nears, disaster assistance approved for residents...
Friday, April 3, 2009 - 00:00
WAUKON, Iowa -- Repairs to a section of gravel road leading to a canoe launch site on the banks of the Upper Iowa River, damaged by severe storms and flooding last spring, were performed to higher...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 00:00
CLARINDA, Iowa -- More than 400 customers of Page 1 Regional Water District were without water service in June of 2008 when floodwaters broke an 8-inch water main. The water main has been repaired...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey in Linn County and Johnson County found a rebounding rental housing market, which is good news for those living in FEMA...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than $500 million in public assistance has been granted to the state by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid in the rebuilding process for communities in...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Looking for a needle in a haystack might seem like an easy task for members of the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association* (SIRWA) when compared to their job of finding damaged and...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) not only offered disaster assistance to Iowa residents when communities were devastated by severe storms and floodwaters this past...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Behind the $83.4 million provided to the University of Iowa for flood recovery stand the representatives of the university, state and federal agencies who have labored, sometimes...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tragedy struck Iowa beginning May 25, 2008 when an EF5 tornado tore through the towns of Parkersburg and New Hartford leaving seven dead and hundreds homeless. That catastrophe...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 00:00
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Federal, state and local officials joined in Waterloo Monday to commemorate an important recovery milestone for the Cedar Falls and Waterloo communities. The meeting involved the...
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 00:00
PALO, Iowa -- Residents of Palo and the surrounding communities have an opportunity to view the results of recent community-wide recovery planning efforts at a three (3) -day Open House on November...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 00:00
OAKVILLE, Iowa -- The community of Oakville and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the Oakville City Council Work Session with the Community Vision Committee and community leaders...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 00:00
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Residents and former residents of Waverly will have an opportunity to share their ideas about the future of Waverly at a Community Open House. The event, called Moving Forward, will...
Friday, November 14, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun to receive initial results of indoor air quality tests conducted on FEMA-provided manufactured housing units.? FEMA and...

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