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 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.
October 30, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll free registration line and the disaster information Helpline are changing as of Saturday, Oct. 31. According to Curt Musgrave, federal coordinating officer for Missouri, both lines now will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, but will be closed on Sunday.
October 27, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the first week that the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County have been eligible for state and federal disaster aid, more than $225,000 in disaster housing assistance has been paid out to applicants who qualify for help with damages from July storms.
October 24, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), which can provide needed disaster-related information to those affected by the severe July storms and flooding, is scheduled to open Monday, October 26, according to state and federal recovery officials. Location: 64 Northland Center Jennings, MO Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday though Saturday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
October 23, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County residents and small business owners who suffered flooding damages from the July 10-31 storms now can register for state and federal disaster assistance. Registrations for disaster assistance can begin immediately by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-462-9029. For those who are hearing or speech impaired, the number is 1-800-462-7585. The call is free and recovery specialists can take registrations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
October 20, 1998
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced yesterday that President Clinton has approved the use of federal disaster funds for Missouri to help people recover from the effects of flooding that struck state earlier this year.

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