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2002-06-26 04:00 - News Release

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 and repair their homes and businesses. "In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," warns Steve Zimmerman, state coordinating officer, Iowa Emergency Management Division.

2002-06-26 04:00 - News Release

Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by June 3 flooding, the State of Iowa and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, June 28. Each center will be open Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The centers will be closed July 4 and open on July 5 and 6. The centers will be in:

2002-06-25 04:00 - News Release

Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the June 3 storms and flooding, the Iowa Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dubuque County, Iowa, Thursday, June 27. It will be located at: The Old Library Room City Hall Building 338 1st Ave. East Dyersville, Iowa

2002-06-21 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).

2002-06-19 04:00 - News Release

Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for Iowa to help people and communities recover from a bout of flooding rains that hit the eastern part of the state earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2002-06-19 04:00 - News Release

Kansas City, MO -- President Bush today declared a federal disaster for 17 counties in Iowa. The 17 counties designated are Allamakee, Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Muscatine, Scott, and Winneshiek. The declaration makes federal assistance available to eligible homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the storms and flooding.

2002-06-19 04:00 - News Release

Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teams are working to identify and assist Iowa residents who sustained property damage from the severe storms and flooding that have plagued eastern Iowa since June 3.