Iowa Flooding (DR-1998)

Incident period: May 25, 2011 to August 1, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 27, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 15, 2011
News Release
WEST DES MOINES IOWA -- Fremont County’s Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 2014 290th Avenue in Sidney, will close for good at 12 noon on Thursday, November 17. Although the Fremont County DRC will close, Fremont area residents and businesses may still register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal and state assistance, and apply for disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) up until December 19, through one of the following ways:
November 14, 2011
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) have made individual disaster assistance available to Iowans living in the five counties impacted by the 2011 Missouri River flooding (Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie counties).
November 10, 2011
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA. -- Flood survivors in the five federally-declared disaster counties adjacent to the Missouri River may receive free disaster-related legal advice from an attorney, by calling The Iowa State Bar Association’s toll-free legal-aid hotline, operated by its Young Lawyers Division. Survivors facing legal issues may call The Iowa State Bar Association’s hotline at (877) 775-8882, 24-hours a day, and leave a brief message with the following information, identifying:
November 9, 2011
News Release
West Des Moines, Ia. – Seniors and people with disabilities affected by the flooding in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie counties may need an extra hand when applying for disaster assistance. The stress of a disaster can cause significant challenges for anyone, but it is especially difficult for seniors and people living with disabilities. Family members, friends or neighbors can assist by helping with the registration process.
November 7, 2011
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA -- Recipients of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance grants do not pay additional taxes, lose their Social Security or disability benefits, or face a reduction in benefits from any other income-based program.
November 7, 2011
News Release
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations (CR) specialists, in partnership with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD), are reaching out to all those impacted by the 2011 Missouri River flooding in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie counties. FEMA CR teams are currently canvassing the affected communities encouraging individuals, business owners, and community and faith-based organizations to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.

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