federal disaster declaration

Six Dead as Tropical Storm Fay Lingers in Florida

Article: Six Dead as Tropical Storm Fay Lingers in Florida

MIAMI, Florida, August 22, 2008 (ENS) – Floridians wish Fay would just go away, but the stubborn tropical storm that never became a hurricane is still hanging around and making life miserable across the northwestern part of the state. At 5 pm local time, the center of the storm was about 50 miles north of…

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…