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2019-06-26 13:49 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – When disasters such as the March 12 through June 15 storms and floods strike, Iowa farmers and ranchers have options for help.Farmers and ranchers affected by the storms and floods in Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby and Woodbury counties may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with some immediate needs including:

2019-06-24 21:23 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa –   Flood survivors in nine Iowa counties designated for federal disaster assistance could be eligible for financial help from FEMA if they have flood-damaged wells and/or septic systems.  But don’t wait too long!  The deadline to be register is July 1, 2019.

2019-06-24 15:23 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today’ is a familiar statement we all have heard when it comes to deciding when to complete a task or balance a busy life.  Well that same advice could not be more relevant when it comes to applying for FEMA disaster assistance.  

2019-06-20 02:30 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – Do you know a senior or a person with access and functional needs who was impacted by the March 12-June 15 floods and may still need flood-recovery help? There’s still time to call FEMA for possible assistance before the July 1 deadline.Registering with FEMA is the first step to accessing federal disaster assistance. By contacting FEMA, elderly persons and those with access and functional needs can use a variety of resources to register for disaster assistance and to be referred for further help.  

2019-06-17 15:35 - News Release

Road to Rebuilding – How to Better Protect Your Home from DisastersDES MOINES, Iowa – Repairing damage after a disaster can be expensive. In cases of severe damage, the costs can be staggering. However, many projects can be done for little or no money. Most can make a big difference in the next disaster and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round.Here are some ideas:

2019-06-13 23:14 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you applied for FEMA assistance because of losses from severe storms and flooding from March 12 through May 16 in Louisa or Scott counties, you will receive a determination letter confirming a grant amount or stating your application for federal assistance is ‘ineligible at this time’ and provides specific information to correct the application.Some of the common mistakes applicants make include:

2019-06-13 22:09 - News Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa residents in the nine disaster-designated counties —Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby and Woodbury— may be eligible for federal assistance if they were impacted by the severe storms and flooding from March 12 through May 16.  The registration cutoff date is July 1.

2019-06-12 21:20 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa –The severe flooding March 12–May 16 affected thousands of Iowa residences and businesses and caused millions of dollars of damage. Floods are the most common and costly natural disasters in the United States.

2019-06-10 18:43 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Council Bluffs, Sioux City and Windsor Heights (metro Des Moines) to assist in disaster recovery efforts.FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions.Posted positions include:

2019-06-10 14:08 - News Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you have family treasures, heirlooms, photos and books that were damaged in the March 12 - May 16 flooding, do not throw them away just yet. You may be able to save them, and there is expert advice available to help you.FEMA offers fact sheets at that can help you save your possessions.