Iowa 2008 Summer Storms After Action Report, April 27, 2009

(2009) Iowa 2008 Summer Storms After Action Report, April 27, 2009. Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management


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In the summer of 2008, the state of Iowa suffered from a series of severe storms that produced tornadoes and heavy rainfall, which resulted in widespread flooding. The Summer Storms1 lasted from late May through mid-August, with the most intense storms occurring over a month-long period from May 25 to June 25. The Summer Storms exacted a major human and economic toll on Iowa, resulting in 18 fatalities and 106 injuries, forcing the evacuation of approximately 38,000 Iowans, and impacting 21,000 housing units. Iowa’s public and private sectors suffered significant monetary damages. Eighty-six of the ninety-nine counties in the state were included in the Governor’s disaster declarations. Presidential disaster declarations made residents in 84 counties eligible for Public Assistance and 78 counties for Individual Assistance. The Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission estimated $798.3 million in damages to publicly owned buildings and infrastructure, including damages of $53 million to public transportation and $342 million to public utilities.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Floods, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Storms
Subjects: State government
Natural Disasters > Flood
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 17692
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 19:15
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 19:15