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September 29, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The deadline for Iowa disaster survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is Oct. 13, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) announced today. 
September 28, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – As a result of the unanimous vote by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors to apply for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), additional disaster assistance could be available to registered households residing in unincorporated Delaware County.
September 27, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The federal/state disaster recovery centers in Wright and Dubuque counties will transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) later this week. The DLOCs are operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Joseph Folsom, district director of the SBA’s Iowa district office announced:
September 27, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division have been made aware that fraudulent text messages have been sent to disaster survivors in neighboring states. The reported text message tells recipients they have a message waiting from FEMA and instructs them to push the star button on their cell phone to obtain information about their federal disaster assistance. A subscription of $9.99 per month is then charged to the owner of the cell phone if the star button is pushed.
September 24, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hours at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) across Iowa will change Monday, Sept. 27, the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. To date, 3,128 survivors of the June 1 to Aug. 31, 2010 severe storms, flooding and tornados have been served at DRCs across the state. Until further notice, new DRC hours will be:
September 22, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Federal and state dollars continue to quickly flow into Iowa communities recovering from the severe storms, flooding and tornados that occurred from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2010. To date, more than $23 million in federal and state grants, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans, and public infrastructure funding has been approved or obligated.
September 22, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Mold can create serious health problems for residents recovering from the severe storms, flooding and tornados that occurred June 1 through Aug. 31, warn Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials overseeing the Iowa recovery effort.
September 21, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lee County will open Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at 9 a.m., to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Iowa’s severe storms, flooding and tornados from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2010. The DRC will be located at 300 Main St., Suite 408, Keokuk, Iowa 52632. Those affected by the disaster may visit any DRC in Iowa: Black Hawk1407 Independence Ave.Waterloo, Iowa 50703
September 21, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Saturday hours at the Iowa Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have changed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Until further notice, DRC hours are as follows: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.Closed Sunday FEMA officials also announced the Wright County DRC, located at the Clarion Police and Fire Department, 120 First Ave., S.W., Clarion, Iowa, will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
September 20, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal disaster assistance is being made available to two additional Iowa counties that suffered damage during the June 1 through Aug. 31, 2010, severe storms, flooding and tornados.

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