disaster declarations

500 Year Flood Submerges Iowa

Article: 500 Year Flood Submerges Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 16, 2008 (ENS) – “Nearly one third of Iowa is already under water and water levels continue to rise,” said U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, urging federal financial assistance for his state. Waters are still rising in many parts of the state and the president responded. On Sunday, after touring…

Deadly Floods Sweep Across the Midwest

Article: Deadly Floods Sweep Across the Midwest

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 19, 2008 (ENS) – At least 13 people have lost their lives in drenching rain and floods spanning the central United States in the past 48 hours. Three others are still missing. The National Weather Service has issued flood and flash flood warnings from Pennsylvania across the country to Texas. Rivers…