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 21, 2000
St. Clair, MO -- Qualified residents in counties declared eligible for state and federal disaster aid after the severe thunderstorms and flash flooding of May 6 to 7 are receiving recovery checks. More than $316,000 in Disaster Housing Assistance has been approved. On May 12, President Clinton declared Franklin, Jefferson, Crawford, Gasconade, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties a major disaster area. This declaration made residents and business owners in these counties eligible to apply for various disaster assistance programs.
May 21, 2000
St. Clair, MO -- FEMA inspectors are examining residences and personal property damaged by the May 6 to 7 severe thunderstorms and flash flooding that swept through residences in Franklin, Jefferson, Crawford, Gasconade, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties. "You must apply for disaster assistance before inspectors will view your damaged property," said Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco.
May 12, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for families and businesses in east-central Missouri victimized by severe thunderstorms and flash flooding that struck the area last weekend, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton ordered the assistance this evening under a major disaster declaration requested by the state earlier today. The declaration covers damage to private property from the storms and flooding that occurred May 6-7.