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.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa, Summer Storms, Disasters, Governor Declaration
Subjects: Natural Disasters > Tornado
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
Natural Disasters
State government
ID Code: 9589
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 May 2010 13:33
Last Modified: 17 May 2010 13:33