Missouri Severe Thunderstorms And Flash Flooding (DR-1328)

Incident period: May 6, 2000 to May 7, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 12, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 7, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- State and Federal Disaster Officials announced that local entities in Franklin, Jefferson and Gasconade counties have until June 22, 2000 to submit applications for federal public assistance to help repair roads, bridges, and other public property damaged in the severe thunderstorms and flash floods of May 6-7. "To be considered for public assistance benefits, we must receive your application by the June 22nd deadline," said Public Assistance Officer Chuck May of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
June 7, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- In the aftermath of the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding of May 6-7, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Missouri that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Insurance Administration, a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
June 7, 2000
News Release
St Clair, MO -- On Monday, June 5, the federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Union will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Workshop. The center, located in the lower level of the Union Memorial Auditorium, 501 E. Locust St., has been a resource for flood victims. It has provided access to specialists on assistance programs, mitigation techniques, and the SBA loan program. The center will remain open until the close of business on Friday, June 2. It has helped more than 250 people. On Monday, June 5, it will reopen as an SBA workshop.
June 7, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a disaster information Helpline for those who suffered losses in the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding of May 6-7. Applicants who have questions about disaster recovery programs or the status of their application may call 1-800-525-0321 for assistance. Those who are hearing or speech impaired may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
June 7, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- In the aftermath of the flash floods that struck East Central Missouri Counties on May 6-7, people who seek disaster assistance may find that they have also been issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. These forms are sent to most applicants (both individuals and business owners) who had damage, whether or not they may qualify for a loan. This form must be completed and returned before any further assistance can be considered from other programs. If you received a loan application, you are urged to submit your completed forms immediately.
May 31, 2000
News Release
St Clair, MO -- On Monday, June 5, the federal/state Disaster Recovery Center in Union will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration Workshop. The center, located in the lower level of the Union Memorial Auditorium, 501 E. Locust St., has been a resource for flood victims. It has provided access to specialists on assistance programs, mitigation techniques, and the SBA loan program. The center will remain open until the close of business on Friday, June 2. It has helped more than 250 people. On Monday, June 5, it will reopen as an SBA workshop.

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