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 7, 2008
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Take extra care when hiring contractors. That is the advice issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Iowa Attorney General's Office to Iowans working to rebuild after this summer's tornados, severe storms and flooding.
November 7, 2008
News Release
PALO, Iowa -- Residents of Palo will come together to prioritize results from their Rebuild Palo Together Visioning Day by attending a second Community Workshop. The event, called Rebuild Palo Together: From Vision to Goals is set for Saturday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar River Garden Center, 2889 Palo Marsh Road in Palo. Lunch will be provided.
November 5, 2008
News Release
New Hartford, Iowa -- Residents of New Hartford will view proposed recovery ideas for their community at a Community Open House November 8.
November 1, 2008
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than 39,700 Iowans registered for federal and state assistance for damages sustained from tornados and flooding, according to state and federal disaster officials. Of the 39,789 applicants, 124 registered between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. on the final day of the registration (Oct. 31).
October 31, 2008
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Between May 28 and Oct. 25, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened 72 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Iowa after 85 counties in the state were declared federal disaster areas following devastating storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 25. And in that time period, those 72 centers had over 35,500 visits from Iowans who wanted personal and professional guidance in registering for assistance.
October 30, 2008
News Release
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowans have just hours remaining to register for federal individual disaster assistance for damages wrought by this summer's tornadoes, flooding and severe storms.

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