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

May 30, 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.
May 27, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- Less than two weeks after President Clinton declared 10 Missouri counties a federal disaster area, disaster assistance has topped more than $ 2.1 million, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "We are pleased that we have been able to provide so much aid to victims of the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding of May 6-7 this quickly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco. "The federal/state inspection teams have been working hard to keep the process moving."
May 25, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- If you live, work, or own property in any of the 10 Missouri disaster counties, and your life was adversely affected by the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding May 6-7, You should register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Don't disqualify yourself for federal assistance by not registering. Disaster recovery programs address a wide variety of situations, including transportation assistance and, under the right circumstances, even debris removal. Let a FEMA inspector determine your eligibility.
May 25, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- The FEMA toll-free registration line and toll-free Helpline will be closed Monday, May 29. Beginning Tuesday, May 30, the registration and Helpline numbers will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CDT), seven days a week.
May 25, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- National Flood Insurance Program officials will conduct a NFIP seminar in Washington, Mo., on Tuesday, June 6. The purpose of the seminar is to increase insurance producers' understanding of the NFIP. Insurance producers are the source for purchasing flood insurance. The June 6 seminar will be held in the council chambers of Washington City Hall, 405 Jefferson St., Washington. The seminar runs from 8 a.m. to noon; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
May 25, 2000
News Release
St. Clair, MO -- State and federal officials will open a joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Wednesday, May 31 at the National Guard Armory, 2740 Highway P in Festus. The armory is located five miles west of Festus on Highway P (off Highway A). Highway A connects Hillsboro and Festus. From Interstate 55 take exit 175, go west on Highway P.

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