Missouri Ice Storm (DR-1403)

Incident period: January 29, 2002 to February 13, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 6, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 14, 2002
News Release
Kansas City, MO -- In one week, more than $536,000 in disaster housing assistance has been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Missourians affected by the recent ice storm. "We are pleased to have been able to provide so much aid so quickly," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer William Lokey. "By getting checks in the mail totaling more than a half-million dollars in just one week, FEMA is helping Missourians recover from the winter storm."
February 13, 2002
News Release
Kansas City, MO -- Chain saws can be great labor saving tools to clear debris after a disaster. But, if not operated properly and with respect, they can quickly cause severe injury and death. If you are not familiar with techniques of sawing, saw operation, or maintenance, read your owner's manual, consult a more detailed publication, or ask a dealer for more information. Follow these steps for safety. Safety features cannot substitute for knowledge.
February 10, 2002
News Release
Kansas City, MO -- If you suffered damages from the recent ice storm (beginning January 29) you may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if you were insured. The law does not allow disaster aid to duplicate insurance benefits. However, if your insurance does not cover all of your costs or damage and you still have unmet needs, FEMA may be able to help.
February 6, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for Missouri to supplement state and local response efforts and help families and businesses recover from the crippling winter ice storm that hit the state beginning January 29, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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