Iowa Disaster Assistance Summary

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Release date: 
June 12, 1999
Release Number: 
1277-27

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Iowa residents and business owners recover from severe storms, floods, and tornadoes that occurred May 16-29. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the period ending June 11, 1999.

  • 2,617 victims of the recent severe storms and floods have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line.

  • $2,202,706 has been approved in grants for temporary housing needs, including minor home repairs.

  • $938,701 in grants for disaster-related necessary expenses have been awarded through the Individual and Family Grant Program.

  • $3,299,400 in disaster loans has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • 94.2 percent of inspections for the current registrations have been completed.

  • 73 communities have applied for Public Assistance.

  • $144,007 has been obligated under the Public Assistance Program.

Important Telephone Numbers:
TOLL-FREE REGISTRATION 1-800-462-9029
TTY 1-800-462-7585

Phone lines are operational from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Monday - Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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