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

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Friday, October 10, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The deadline for requests for public assistance to the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state...
Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal officials are urging residents living in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manufactured homes to observe fire safety precautions. As winter draws near, FEMA...
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Effective immediately, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Cedar Rapids and the Disaster Loan Recovery Center (DLOC) in Waterloo will be...
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 00:00
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Residents and former residents of Waverly will soon have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the best way to recover from the flooding that started June 10, 2008. That's the...
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans who were impacted by this spring's devastating floods and tornadoes have a little more breathing room to apply for federal and state aid when the application deadline was...
Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Today, Governor Chet Culver and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that residents and business owners who suffered damages from the tornados and flooding in...
Monday, September 8, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Homeowners and renters who receive a disaster loan application should complete and return it to the U. S Small Business Administration (SBA), even if they are not sure they will...
Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa state and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations that may be eligible for federal disaster assistance have until September 12 to submit a request for...
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Disaster assistance approved for residents and governments in the State of Iowa has reached more than $512 million, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- On an August afternoon in a Cedar Rapids neighborhood scene of ruin and desolation, four young people give their all to the hard labor of mucking. They are here because two...
Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance centers in Iowa will be closed on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Each center will be...
Friday, August 29, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The clock is ticking on eligibility for federal disaster assistance. Iowans have one month left to register for federal and state grants to help with uninsured costs they...
Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Four more counties - Howard, Humboldt, Jackson and Poweshiek - are now eligible for federal Individual Assistance to help recover from this summer's disaster damage, according to...
Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Because of the widespread interest in buyouts, disaster officials have released the following information about the process for the federal/state program. The key points federal...
Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- In June, when the Iowa River inundated Iowa City's neighborhoods, families rushed to safety - and many dropped their pets at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. But...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Customers and staff of the transit bus system in Cedar Rapids will soon be traveling and working with greater ease.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state...
Monday, August 25, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Responding to a request from Gov. Chet Culver, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to extend the deadline for requests for public assistance to Sept. 12....
Friday, August 22, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Individual help from recovery specialists is just a telephone call away for Iowa disaster victims. Three agencies are staffing toll free numbers to provide disaster assistance...
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal disaster assistance to help Iowa recover from the flooding, severe storms and tornadoes that afflicted the state from May 25 through Aug. 13, passed the $400 million mark...
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Cedar Rapids Community School District will be ready for the new school year despite serious damage to five district facilities caused by the June flooding.  This week, the U....

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