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Going Beyond ‘The Plan’ - FEMA Emergency Preparedness Press Release

Going Beyond ‘The Plan’

By Beth Freeman, Regional Administrator FEMA Region VII

September 1, 2014

What you do, choose not to do, perhaps even hesitate to do is based on two conditions – the planned and the unplanned. You notice your gas tank is low on fuel as you leave work one evening. What do you do – you stop for gas, either on the way home or first thing in the morning. Why? Because you plan on going to work the next morning and you’ll need fuel to get there.

Caregiver Wellness Day!


Please save the date for our 13th annual CAREGIVER WELLNESS DAY!! Each year we gather to celebrate family and friend caregivers of older adults & adults with disabilities. With the support of our community, we wish to welcome all caregivers to join us in appreciating all that you do. This event, including breakfast and lunch, is provided at no cost to caregivers.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Iowa Residents and Businesses Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Iowa Residents and Businesses Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa residents and business owners affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 26 – July 9, 2014, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today.  SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Terry E. Branstad on July 22, 2014.

Assistance being provided to individuals impacted by recent flash flooding

News Release

FOR RELEASE: July 2, 2014

CONTACT:     Leslie Wright

319-398-5372 ext. 15,

Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) in coordination with Linn County Emergency Management is providing assistance to individuals impacted by recent flash flooding.

Clean Up Assistance

Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol Newsletter- June, 2014

June, 2014 Monthly News You Can Use

Medicare-Themed Suspicious Calls in Iowa

            Senior Medicare Patrol has received reports that callers who state they are with Medicare, want to know if you have knee pain or back pain.  One senior reported that when she told the caller Medicare doesn’t make these types of calls, the caller tried to convince here that Medicare does indeed make such calls and wants to provide approved equipment to help relieve pain.