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

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hazard mitigation teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are holding events throughout the state for the next several weeks to assist Iowa citizens who sustained...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nearly $300 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for individuals, businesses and communities in Iowa recovering from disaster. Officials from the Iowa...
Monday, August 4, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Private non-profit agencies that provide certain critical or essential community services may be eligible for disaster assistance under the public assistance program funded by the...
Saturday, August 2, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced mold inspection and occupancy standards.  As these standards were...
Friday, August 1, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved grants for the state of Iowa totaling $350,855 for a program to help reach out to tornado and flood victims coping with...
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Disaster assistance checks are bringing some needed financial help to Iowans affected by this summer?s flooding event. But those checks come with some words of advice from state...
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Johnson County will close permanently Saturday. The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal...
Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The hours of operation of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are changing. Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, weekday hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008,...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa state and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations that are eligible for federal disaster assistance are running out of time to apply. Public Assistance (...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- As Iowans affected by recent flooding return to damaged buildings, restoring property and protecting health from the destructive effects of water and mold is often a primary...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hazard mitigation teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are holding events throughout the state for the next several weeks to assist Iowa citizens who sustained...
Monday, July 28, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dubuque County will close permanently Wednesday. The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal...
Monday, July 28, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The losses that come with disasters are usually measured in dollars. But often the losses that matter the most are the cherished items closest to individuals and families. What do...
Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hancock County will close permanently Tuesday. The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal...
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Today marks two months since a tornado ripped through Parkersburg and New Hartford, forever changing the lives and landscapes of those towns. Following are some facts and figures...
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Dubuque. The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency...
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 00:00
How do I register for assistance? An applicant can register for disaster in one of two ways: (1) call the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-FEMA (3362) (for the speech- or hearing-impaired, (800) 462-7585...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans can help disaster victims in need of housing by informing state and federal officials of available rental properties.  The Iowa Housing Task Force is asking landlords and...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Private non-profit organizations may be eligible for disaster assistance from several sources. Non-profits that provide community services may be eligible for grants to restore...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 00:00
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in five Iowa counties will close permanently during the week. Four centers will reopen the following day as SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (...

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