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1999-07-25 04:00 - News Release

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 not to delay cleaning their homes but to proceed cautiously.

1999-07-23 04:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Iowa state officials report flooding continues along the Cedar and Shell Rock Rivers. There has been one death associated with the flooding. The Iowa Emergency Operations Center in Des Moines is activated. The Iowa National Guard continues to provide staff and sandbags to various communities throughout the affected areas. The National Weather Service forecast for Iowa calls for scattered rain and thunderstorms today.

1999-07-22 04:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for flood victims in four Iowa counties under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton.