Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1930)

Incident period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 29, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 3, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Telephone registration and Disaster Recovery Centers will be open Labor Day weekend, according to state and federal officials. For residents and business owners in the 32 Iowa counties included in the recent disaster declaration, registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the first step in the process of qualifying for assistance, whether the loss is large or small.
September 2, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Sunday hours at the Mahaska County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will change this Sunday, Sept. 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Location and new hours:
September 2, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Wright and Hamilton counties on Friday, September 3, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by Iowa's recent storms and flooding. Locations: Wright CountyClarion Police & Fire Department120 First Ave., SWClarion, Iowa 50526 Hamilton County500 Fairmeadow DriveWebster City, Iowa 50166
August 26, 2010
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open this weekend and hours are being expanded to offer assistance to survivors of the severe storms and flooding that began June 1. The centers are operated jointly by the Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Two centers will open Saturday: Jasper County114 N. WalnutColfax, IA 50054             
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."

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Iowa, FEMA-1930-DR (PDF 22KB)
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