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2014

 

AUGUST

   

08/28/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Clarke County

 

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08/20/2014

Governor Branstad establishes task force to oversee recovery from this summer's disasters

 

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08/19/2014

Two counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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08/05/2014

President Obama approves request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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Disaster Declaration Summary (PDF)

JULY

   

07/29/2014

 

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Obama

 

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Letter to President Obama (PDF)

07/24/2014

 

President Obama approves request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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Disaster Declaration Summary (PDF)

07/23/2014

Governor Branstad activates Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Louisa County

 

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07/14/2014

President Obama issues Disaster Declaration for nine Iowa counties; Gov. Branstad requests second Presidential Disaster Declaration for 26 counties

 

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Disaster Declaration Summary (PDF)

Letter sent to President Obama (PDF)

Letter sent to FEMA by HSEMD (PDF)

07/10/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for four counties

 

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07/09/2104

Gov. Branstad takes additional action related to ongoing weather events; Iowa HSEMD requests joint damage assessments for 20 counties

 

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Letter sent to FEMA (PDF)

07/08/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamations for three counties

 

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07/07/2014

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Obama

 

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Letter to President Obama (PDF)

07/03/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for three counties

 

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07/02/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for six counties

 

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07/01/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for six counties

 

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JUNE

 

06/30/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for five counties

 

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06/25/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for nine counties, HSEMD requests joint damage assessments

 

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Letter sent to FEMA (PDF)

06/20/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for 13 additional counties, HSEMD requests joint damage assessments

 

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Letter sent to FEMA (PDF)

06/17/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for five counties, will tour storm damage

 

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06/12/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for six counties, HSEMD requests joint damage assessments

 

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Letter sent to FEMA (PDF)

06/06/2014

Governor Branstad activates Individual Assistance program for five counties

 

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06/05/2014

June 5 is Heat Awareness Day

 

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06/03/2014

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Pottawattamie County

 

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APRIL

 

04/01/2014

Governor Branstad designates April as 9-1-1 Education Month

 

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MARCH

 

03/21/2014

Gov. Branstad designates March 24-28 as Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

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FEBRUARY

 

02/07/2014

Iowans assist Colorado in disaster recovery efforts

 

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JANUARY

 

01/17/2014

Gov. Branstad designates Jan. 19-25 Hazardous Materials Awareness Week

 

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2013

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*There were no press releases issued in February or October 2013.

 

 

DECEMBER

 
   

12/24/2013

State of Iowa submits appeal to FEMA for denial of disaster aid

 

Supporting documents

 

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NOVEMBER

 
   

11/07/2013

Nov. 7 designated as Winter Weather Awareness Day

 

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SEPTEMBER

 
   

09/23/2013

It's never too late to tackle preparedness

09/16/2013

 

Local emergency management promotes preparedness in September

09/09/2013

Businesses urged to tackle preparedness in September

09/03/2013

Governor Branstad proclaims September "Preparedness Month" in Iowa

 

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AUGUST

 
   

08/20/2013

Audubon and Grundy counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

08/08/2013

Howard and Worth counties added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

08/01/2013

President Obama issues Disaster Declaration for 10 Iowa Counties

 

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JULY

 
   

07/18/2013

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

07/12/2013

Governor Branstad issues Disaster Proclamation for Van Buren County

07/02/2013

President Obama Issues Disaster Declaration for 47 Iowa Counties; Gov. Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Audubon County

 

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JUNE

 
   

06/28/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Jackson County

06/27/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Two Counties

06/26/2013

Governor Branstad Activates Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Clinton County

06/24/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Allamkee County

06/21/2013

Jefferson County added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

06/19/2013

Governor Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration, Governor Also Activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Two Counties

06/13/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Des Moines County

06/07/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Iowa Counties

06/04/2013

Joint Information Center Update

06/03/2013

Joint Information Center Update

06/01/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 17 Iowa Counties

 

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MAY

 
   

05/31/2013

President Obama Approves Branstad's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

05/31/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 6 Iowa Counties

05/31/2013

Governor's Office, Iowa HSEMD launch Iowa Flood Tumblr page

05/30/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 3 Iowa Counties

05/29/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 8 Iowa Counties

05/28/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 13 Iowa Counties

05/22/2013

Governor Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa counties

05/07/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 15 Iowa Counties

05/06/2013

Iowa Receives Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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APRIL

 
   

04/26/2013

Governor Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Five Iowa Counties

04/23/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Three Counties

04/19/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Counties

04/11/2013

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for 10 Counties

04/01/2013

April is 9-1-1 Education Month

 

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MARCH

 
   

03/22/ 2013

March 25-29 Designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

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JANUARY

 
   

01/18/2013

Gov. Branstad Designates Jan. 20-26 as Hazardous Materials Awareness Week

01/16/2013

Iowa completes first phase of 9-1-1 upgrade project

 

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*There were no press releases issued in February, March, May, November or December 2012.

 

 

OCTOBER

 
   

10/05/2012

FEMA approves disaster loan for the City of Mapleton

10/01/2012

Winners of "Pledge to Prepare" contest announced

 

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SEPTEMBER

 
   

09/17/2012

Family Preparedness Month deadline approaches

09/11/2012

Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds urge Iowans to prepare during Family Preparedness Month

09/04/2012

September is Family Preparedness Month

 

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AUGUST

 
   

08/08/2012

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on additional USDA disaster designations

08/02/2012

State leaders release statements on FEMA response to U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Office of Inspector General report

08/01/2012

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on federal disaster designations

 

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JULY

 
   

07/30/2012

Branstad, Reynolds pledge continued efforts in addressing the drought's impact

07/26/2012

Gov. Branstad issues Disaster Emergency Proclamation to assist livestock producers and farmers impacted by drought

07/05/2012

FEMA reverses decision to deny benefits for Lakewood, Lake Delhi

 

Letters from HSEMD to each applicant with letters from FEMA to HSEMD attached:

 

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JUNE

 
   

06/18/2012

New System Delivers Weather Alerts to Cell Phones

06/12/2012

June 14 is Heat Awareness Day in Iowa

 

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APRIL

 
   

04/23/2012

Gov. Branstad Launches Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program

04/15/2012

Gov. Branstad Tours Storm Damage in Creston; Issues Disaster Declarations for Fremont and Union Counties

04/02/2012

Gov. Branstad Designates April 2-6 as Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

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JANUARY

 
   

01/20/2012

Gov. Branstad Designates Jan. 22-28 Hazardous Materials Awareness Week

01/11/2012

Major U of I Flood Recovery Projects Move Forward with Additional Funding

 

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*There were no press releases issued in January or November 2011.

 

DECEMBER

 
   

12/19/2011

Iowa Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline Extended by Two Weeks

 

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OCTOBER

 
   

10/18/2011

Iowa Receives Presidential Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

10/12/2011

USDA Grants Gov. Branstad's Request for a Secretarial Disaster Designation

10/06/2011

Governor Branstad Appeals FEMA Denial of Benefits for Iowans Affected by Missouri River Flooding

 

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SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

09/09/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

09/09/2011

Gov. Branstad Designates September as Family Preparedness Month in Iowa

09/02/ 2011

State Joint Information Center Update

09/01/ 2011

FEMA Approves Gov. Branstad's Request for Extension to Appeal Denial of Individual Assistance 

 

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AUGUST

 
   

08/31/ 2011

President Obama Authorizes Third Disaster Declaration for Iowa since June

08/26/2011

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Iowa Private Nonprofit Organizations

08/26/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/25/2011

President Obama Authorizes Another Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

08/24/2011

Volunteer Groups a Force in Disaster Recovery

08/22/2011

FEMA Activates Remaining Permanent Work Categories of Public Assistance for Counties Affected by Missouri River Flood

08/18/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/17/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/16/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/15/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/12/2011

Gov. Branstad Requests Extended Timeframe to Appeal FEMA Denial; SBA Makes Low-Interest Rates Available for Flood Victims

08/12/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/11/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/10/2011

Gov. Branstad Requests Disaster Declaration for Dubuque and Jackson Counties

08/10/2011

Gov. Branstad Adds Counties to Request for Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance

08/10/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/09/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/08/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/05/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/04/2011

Federal Assistance for Iowa Denied, Branstad Vows Appeal to FEMA

08/04/2011

Next Generation 9-1-1 Service Comes to Iowa

08/04/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/03/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/02/2011

Gov. Branstad Signs Disaster Proclamation for Dubuque County Following Severe Storms; Activates State Individual Assistance Grant Program

08/02/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

08/01/2011

State Joint Information Center Update

 

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JULY

 
   

07/29/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/28/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/28/2011

Gov. Branstad, Iowa HSEMD Administrator Derek Hill to Tour Dubuque, Hold Press Briefing

07/27/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/27/2011

Gov. Branstad Requests President Obama Declare Major Disaster for Public Assistance

07/26/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/25/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/22/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/21/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/20/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/19/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/19/2011

Gov. Branstad Approves Proclamation for State Individual Assistance Grant Program for Dickinson County

07/19/2011

Gov. Branstad Approves Proclamation for State Individual Assistance Grant Program

07/18/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/15/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/14/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/14/2011

Damage Assessments to be Conducted in Four Counties Following Recent Storms

07/14/2011

Gov. Branstad Signs Disaster Proclamation for Marshall and Story Counties Following Severe Storms

07/14/2011

Gov. Branstad Approves Proclamation for State Individual Assistance Grant Program

07/14/2011

Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Iowa HSEMD Chief of Operations Joyce Flinn to Visit Flood-Affected Communities Thursday

07/13/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/12/2011

Gov. Branstad Signs Disaster Proclamation for Benton County Following Severe Storms

07/12/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/11/2011

Gov. Branstad Signs Disaster Proclamation for Tama County Following Severe Storms

07/11/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/08/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/07/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/06/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/05/2011

Gov. Branstad, Iowa HSEMD Administrator Hill to Visit Flood Affected Communities Wednesday

07/05/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

07/01/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

 

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JUNE

 
   

06/30/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/29/2011

Governor Branstad Requests Agricultural Disaster Designation for Six Iowa Counties

06/29/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/28/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/27/2011

President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster for Six Iowa Counties

06/27/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/24/2011

Governor to Tour Flood-Affected Areas

06/24/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/23/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/22/2011

Residents Impacted by Missouri River Flooding Urged to Report Damage

06/22/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/21/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/20/2011

Missouri River Flooding – Joint Information Center Update

06/18/2011

Gov. Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for Six Iowa Counties

06/17/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/16/2011

HSEMD Administrator Urges Residents Along Missouri River to Remain Vigilant, Be Prepared

06/16/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/15/2011

Missouri River Flooding - Joint Information Center Update

06/14/2011

Gov. Branstad, Iowa HSEMD Administrator Derek Hill to Visit Hamburg Wednesday Night

06/14/2011

Damage Assessments to be Conducted in Six Counties Along Missouri River

06/14/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/13/2011

HSEMD, State Agencies and Private Partners Assist Army Corps of Engineers with Raising Levee Near Hamburg

06/13/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/11/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/10/2011

Flood Watch Flickr Page Launched

06/10/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/10/2011

Gov. Branstad and Derek Hill Add Stop in Council Bluffs, Cancel Planned Flight Due to Weather

06/09/2011

Gov. Branstad and HSEMD Administrator Hill Tour Flood-Affected Communities

06/09/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/08/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/07/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/06/2011

Missouri River Flooding - State Joint Information Center Update

06/05/2011

Administrator Hill to Hold Conference Call Today to Share Updated Flood Information

06/03/2011

Branstad Signs Proclamation Lifting Travel Restrictions in Flood-Affected Areas

06/03/2011

24-hour Hotline Open for Calls; Information Available for Citizens with Questions in Western Iowa

06/02/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Six Counties Along Missouri River

06/01/2011

Flooding Concerns Prompt Action Along Missouri River

 

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MAY

 
   

05/31/2011

Agricultural Producers Can Prepare for Flooding Now

05/12/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Taylor County

05/06/2011

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Holds Applicant Briefings

05/06/2011

President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster for Six Iowa Counties

05/04/2011

Small Business Administration Declares Disaster in 14 Iowa Counties

 

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APRIL

 
   

04/26/2011

Governor Branstad Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

04/25/2011

Governor Branstad Launches Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program

04/15/2011

Damage Assessments to be Conducted in Six Counties

04/10/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Pocahontas County

04/09/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Monona County

 

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MARCH

 
   

03/31/2011

April 4-8 Designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week

03/31/2011

Governor Branstad Designates April as 9-1-1 Education Month

03/21/2011

Branstad, Reynolds, Brig. General Hill Remind Iowans of Dangers of Spring Flooding

03/10/2011

FEMA Denies Public Assitance Benefits for Lakewood, Lake Delhi

 

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FEBRUARY

 
   

02/23/2011

Governor Branstad Proclaims March Flood Awareness Month

02/18/2011

HSEMD Holds Spring Flood Briefing

02/07/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Clinton County

02/05/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Johnson County

02/04/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Additional Four Counties

02/03/2011

Governor Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Three Counties

 

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OCTOBER

 
   

10/28/2010

Indiana Joins Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

10/28/2010

Iowa's Emergency Management Program Achieves National Accreditation

10/28/2010

Miller Begins Tenure as NEMA President

10/15/2010

Three Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

10/13/2010

FEMA Extends Deadline to Register for Assistance

10/07/2010

Approval of Enhanced Mitigation Plan Ensures Continued Eligibility for Increased Federal Funding

10/01/2010

Monroe County Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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SEPTEMBER

 

   

09/23/2010

Governor Culver Applauds Federal Disaster Declaration

09/17/2010

Three Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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AUGUST

 

   

08/23/2010

Seven Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

08/23/2010

Governor Culver Rolls Out "Iowans Helping Iowans"

08/17/2010

Governor Culver Urges Iowans to Apply for Disaster Assistance

08/16/2010

Governor Culver Announces More Counties Added to Disaster Declaration

08/15/2010

29 Counties Added to July Disaster Declaration

08/13/2010

18 Counties Added to July Disaster Declaration

08/11/2010

The Disaster Situation in Iowa: State Emergency Operations Center Update

08/10/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Boone and Story Counties

08/05/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Monona County

08/04/2010

Governor Culver Adds Washington County to Disaster Proclamation

08/03/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Appanoose, Johnson Counties

 

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JULY

 

   

07/29/2010

32 Iowa Counties Receive Presidential Disaster Declaration

07/27/2010

Governor Culver Requests Additional Damage Assessments

07/27/2010

Des Moines and Lee Counties Receive Presidential Disaster Declaration

07/26/2010

Governor Culver Adds Buchanan, Clayton, Dickinson and Jackson Counties to Disaster Proclamation

07/24/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Delaware, Jones County

07/23/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Dubuque County

07/22/2010

Governor Culver Extends Disaster Proclamation for 31 Counties

07/20/2010

Governor Culver Issue Disaster Proclamation for Appanoose County

07/15/2010

Governor Culver Adds Lucas County to Disaster Proclamation

07/13/2010

Governor Culver Adds Shelby County to Disaster Proclamation

07/12/2010

Governor Culver Adds Fayette County to Disaster Proclamation

07/09/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Three Counties Due to Flash Floods

07/07/2010

Governor Culver Requests Additional Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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JUNE

 
   

06/30/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Humboldt County

06/30/2010

Iowa Attorney General: Disaster Declarations Prompt Price-Gouging Rule (linkto AG's website)

06/29/2010

Governor Culver Issues Additional Disaster Proclamations

06/25/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Four More Counties

06/24/2010

Governor Culver Adds Franklin County to Disaster Proclamation

06/23/2010

Governor Culver Adds Hancock and Wright Counties to Disaster Proclamation

06/22/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Ringgold, Union and Taylor Counties

06/22/2010

Governor Culver Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Des Moines, Lee Couny

06/16/2010

HSEMD Administrator David Miller Appointed to FEMA's National Advisory Council

06/09/2010

June 10 is Heat Awareness Day in Iowa

 

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MAY

 

   

05/21/2010

Governor Culver Issues Disaster Proclamation for Des Moines County

05/20/2010

IDHRC Wins National Award

 

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APRIL

 

   

04/05/2010

April 5-9 Designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week

 

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MARCH

 

   

03/25/2010

More Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

03/19/2010

Six Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

03/02/2010

Iowa Receives Second Presidential Disaster Declaration for Western Iowa

 

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FEBRUARY

 

 

02/25/2010

Iowa Receives Presidential Disaster Declaration

 

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