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 -- After a disaster, those impacted may become eligible for federal and state help. Residents and business owners in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie counties, who suffered losses and damage in the wake of the 2011 Missouri River flooding, should register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to find out if they are eligible for disaster assistance. To dispel misconceptions about the process, here are a few commonly asked questions and answers:
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 -- State and federal officials have an important message for homeowners, renters, business owners, and private nonprofits in the five counties (Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Pottawattamie) declared as disaster areas due to the 2011 Missouri River flooding. To be considered for most types of disaster assistance, it is important to complete and submit a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.
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.

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