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August 26, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than 10,000 Iowans are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and flooding that began June 1, according to disaster recovery officials. Recording the damage at each individual household is the responsibility of the inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Identifying damage is an early step in determining the amount and types of assistance that may be provided.
August 25, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Survivors recovering from the severe storms and flooding that began in June are urged to beware of scam artists that prey on others’ misfortunes, cautioned state and federal officials. "Unfortunately, some people take advantage of others when they are at their most vulnerable,” said FEMA Coordinating Officer Tom Hall. “We remind residents to be especially careful."
August 25, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal disaster recovery professionals are sweeping across the federally-declared disaster areas to alert individuals and families that help is available. Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Relations (CR) section are reaching out to citizens in the 32 flood-stricken counties made eligible for Individual Assistance.
August 23, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Federal disaster assistance is being made available to seven additional Iowa counties that suffered damages during the severe storms and flooding that began June 1. They join the list of 50 counties that are receiving assistance as a result of a presidential disaster declaration signed July 29.
August 23, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 23, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Iowa is opening in Des Moines on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, to help people affected by the storms and flooding that struck the state starting June 1. Additional sites will be opened in counties covered by the recent disaster declaration as locations are finalized. DRCs are operated jointly by the Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 20, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa --  Iowans who live or work in Black Hawk, Cherokee, Clayton, Decatur, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Kossuth, Lee, Lucas, Lyon, Mahaska, Marion, O'Brien, Osceola, Polk, Ringgold, Sioux, Story, Taylor, Union, Warren, Webster, and Wright counties may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program.
August 20, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have disaster assistance programs that may help residents and communities recover from the recent severe storms, tornados and flooding in Iowa. Individual Assistance
August 19, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- If you have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because your home was damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, that have occurred since June 1, the next step in the process is to have your home inspected, according to state and federal disaster officials.
August 17, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Just hours after Iowa received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, housing money was approved for eligible storm survivors as they registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). By the morning of August 18, 2010, $1,410,105.79 was approved to help Iowans begin their recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred beginning June 1.

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