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1999-07-30 04:00 - News Release

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 Disaster Recovery Center in Iowa on Monday, August 2. Woodbury County Redeemer Lutheran Church 3204 South Lakeport Sioux City

1999-07-29 04:00 - News Release

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, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Iowa Emergency Management Division (IEMD). Four Iowa counties were included in President Clinton's disaster declaration on July 22. They are Black Hawk, Butler, Jones, and Woodbury.

1999-07-29 04:00 - News Release

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 field. Inspectors are now in the area examining residences and personal property damaged by severe storms and flooding that swept through the area beginning July 2.

1999-07-28 04:00 - News Release

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 Recovery Centers Friday, July 30, in Black Hawk, Butler, and Jones counties in eastern Iowa.

1999-07-28 04:00 - News Release

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 serious structural damage to the house. Draining the water too fast could cause the collapse of the cellar walls, floors, and foundation of the house. The water must be drained slowly to equalize pressure on both sides of the wall.

1999-07-28 04:00 - News Release

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 tested if any of the following conditions exist:

1999-07-27 04:00 - News Release

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 eligible for federal aid to nine. The other four counties are Black Hawk, Butler, Jones, and Woodbury.

1999-07-27 04:00 - News Release

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 in the recent July storms and floods.

1999-07-26 04:00 - News Release

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 shelter in the area.

1999-07-25 04:00 - News Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Where do you go from here-now that the storms have subsided and the flood waters are receding? One of the first steps in the recovery process should be a call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).