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August 6, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Monday, August 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will change the hours and days of operation of its toll-free registration and Helpline numbers. Services will be...
August 5, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Just two weeks after President Clinton declared Iowa a federal disaster area, more than $1 million in disaster housing assistance has been approved for victims of the severe...
August 4, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- You don't need to live near water to be flooded. Flooding can be caused by storms, melting snow, water backup from inadequate or overloaded drainage systems and dam or levee...
August 4, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open another...
August 3, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- As flood victims turn their energy and resources to cleaning up, repairing, and replacing their damaged property, trusting people with disrupted lives make an easy mark for con...
August 3, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents of Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, and Jones counties who applied for disaster assistance in May must re-apply if they sustained additional flood damage after...
August 3, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Jones County, located in the Legion Hall, 106 E. 2nd Street, Olin, will close August 5th. The Disaster Recovery Center will remain...
August 3, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The floodwaters have receded, you've cleaned up the mess--you can now return to your home. What do you do about those precious possessions that have been damaged in the flood?...
August 1, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Disaster officials of both Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge owners of flood-damaged property and building...
July 30, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Iowa residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean-up and repair...
July 30, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents of four more Iowa counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance, disaster recovery officials announced today. President Clinton's July 22 disaster...
July 30, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a fourth...
July 29, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who sustained damage to their homes during the July storms and flooding may be eligible for individual disaster assistance,...
July 29, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A week after President Clinton issued a disaster declaration for flood-ravaged Iowa counties damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the...
July 28, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Public health officials urge residents of Iowa counties affected by the recent severe storms and flooding, who rely on private wells to have their water system inspected and...
July 28, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Iowa will open three Disaster...
July 28, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Emergency management officials are urging Iowa residents with basements flooded by the recent storms to use caution when pumping out. Removing all of the water at once may cause...
July 27, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Today, Bremer, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, and Worth counties were added to President Clinton's July 22 disaster declaration for Iowa. This brings the number of Iowa counties...
July 27, 1999
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Residents of Black Hawk, Butler, and Jones counties who applied for disaster assistance following the tornadoes, storms and floods in May must re-apply if they sustained damage...
July 26, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flooding continues to plague Iowa residents in Buchanan County along low-lying areas as rivers there rise above flood stage. The American Red Cross continues to operate one...

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