Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1256)

Incident period: July 10, 1998 to July 31, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 19, 1998

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 14, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help St. Louis area residents following President Clinton's disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding that occurred in July. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and is current as of Nov. 13, 1998. Disaster Recovery Center Closing this Saturday
November 13, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As part of the effort to help residents of St. Louis city and county recover from the severe July storms and flooding, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program has been activated to help people cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs.
November 11, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line has changed its operating hours for those in St. Louis city and county who were affected by the severe July storms and flooding. According to Curt Musgrave, federal coordinating officer, the toll-free registration number will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, effective immediately. Previously, the line had been open on Saturdays as well.
November 11, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center, operated by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) at 64 Northland Center in Jennings, will close permanently at 6 p.m. this Saturday (Nov. 14).
November 11, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For flood victims who may be wondering what to do with a loan packet from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) the advice is simple: fill it out and turn it in. The sooner that happens, state and federal disaster recovery officials say, the sooner more money for rebuilding may be available. "There is help available for those who need it," SBA Regional Administrator Bruce Kent said. "For the fastest response, it is important to return the completed application to us as soon as possible."
November 7, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As flood victims in Missouri and Kansas recover from the disaster, many have already received disaster assistance grants, settled their insurance claims or are preparing to dip into their savings to repair or rebuild their homes. Those who are ready to rebuild or repair must think very hard about how to prevent future flood losses.

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