Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1763)
Incident period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 27, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 20, 2008
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 20, 21, and 22.? The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, November 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday November 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Garden Center, 2889 Palo Marsh Rd., Palo, IA.
November 19, 2008
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 on Thursday, November 20. Work Session will be held at the Oakville Community Building from 6 to 8 p.m . and is an opportunity for area residents to review, discuss and comment on Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) planning activities for Oakville.
November 19, 2008
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 be held at the Waverly Civic Center, 200 First Street NE, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. November 22, 2008. The Open House is being held in partnership with the City of Waverly, the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the Rebuild Iowa Office (RIO), and FEMA's Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Team.??
November 14, 2008
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 representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs met with occupants last month to answer questions pertaining to indoor air quality and to offer households of the 539 FEMA-provided units the opportunity to have their units tested.
November 13, 2008
Recovery Milestone Reached as FEMA Concludes Public Assistance Introductory Meetings with Applicants
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and the state of Iowa recently finished their initial meetings with public assistance applicants.
November 12, 2008
Governor Culver, FEMA officials announce Iowans have received more than $800 million in total assistance
DES MOINES, Iowa -- State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have now approved a total of more than $800.4 million in Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration disaster loans for Iowa residents and governments hit hard by severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding. This makes up a large portion of the more than $1 billion the state of Iowa has received in total assistance from various state and federal programs.