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From NBC News via WeatherPlus.com (video viewable from this page):
Cedar Rapids, Iowa was among the places hardest hit. City Council member Brian Fagan is in charge of overseeing the city’s recovery.
Fagan recently took NBC News on a tour of his city to show what its up against. …
President Bush authorizes disaster public assistance increase from 75 to 90 percent, retroactive July 1, 2008Posted by John in Government, Nature, Weather.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), disaster declarations, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, flooded areas, Flooding, floods, Floods of 2008, george w. bush, iowa, Iowa City (Iowa), natural disasters, tornadoes
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From White House release:
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
The President today made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Iowa impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on May 25, 2008, and continuing, by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.
The President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State on May 27, 2008, initially authorized Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act, subject to the completion of joint Federal, State, and local Preliminary Damage Assessments. Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 were authorized at 75 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs.
Under the President’s order today, the Federal share has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program. This adjustment is effective until the respective date at which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service River Forecast Center reports that the rivers in the State of Iowa, which have experienced historical flooding, fall below flood stage.
The increase to 90 percent Federal share is retroactive to the date of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of Iowa.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.
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FEMA flood insurance suspension of eligibility for noncompliant town along Wapsipinicon River March 19, 2008Posted by John in Government, Insurance, Weather.
Tags: Bremer County (Iowa), Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Flood Insurance, Flooding, Frederika (Iowa), Wapsipinicon River (Iowa)
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From the Federal Register:
SUMMARY: This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. …
Iowa: Frederika, City of, 190027 December 7, 1990, 03/04/2008……….. 03/04/2008 Bremer County. Emerg; December 7, 1990, Reg; March 04, 2008, Susp. …