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(Disaster Letter-98-087) (Disaster Letter-98-087) Severe weather in Iowa.

DCLPublicationDate: 8/20/98
DCLID: Disaster Letter-98-87
Summary: Severe weather in Iowa.

August 20, 1998

Disaster Letter 98 - 87: Severe weather in Iowa.

Dear Guaranty Agency Director:

On August 18, the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated 8 more counties in Iowa as disaster areas that qualify for federal assistance under FEMA’s "Individual Assistance" program because of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began June 13. Our most recent notice to you about the severe weather in Iowa was "Disaster Letter 98-85," dated August 12. Guaranty agencies and lenders are authorized to use the Department’s disaster-related forbearance policies to assist FFEL borrowers who are residents of the following counties (new counties underlined):

Adair, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keoduk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Muscatine, Osecola, Page, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Story, Tama, Taylor, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, and Wright.

Lenders and guaranty agencies may contact the Department's toll-free number at 1-800-433-7327, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST for further updates. This letter has also been sent to each regional office of the Department, plus the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc., the Consumer Bankers Association, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and the Student Loan Servicing Alliance.


Patricia Newcombe
Chief, Policy Section
Federal Family Education Loan Program
Policy Development Division
Student Financial Assistance Programs

Last Modified: 10/14/1998