News Releases for Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1412)

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Friday, June 7, 2002 - 00:00
Columbia, MO -- State and federal disaster officials advise residents to exercise caution when returning to flood damaged homes. Floodwaters often become contaminated and prolonged dampness can...
Thursday, June 6, 2002 - 00:00
Columbia, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced new hours for its toll-free registration line and helpline. The telephone services are now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 - 00:00
Columbia, MO -- Monday, June 10, is the last day to file a claim for disaster unemployment assistance in certain Missouri counties. The aid became available after President Bush issued a disaster...
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 - 00:00
Columbia, MO -- The number of counties included in the President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration has grown to 77. Of those, 17 are eligible for Individual Assistance only, 29 for Public...
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Friday, June 7, in Lamar and Springfield to help individuals and businesses affected by severe storms, tornadoes and floods that started...
Monday, June 3, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- The joint federal/state Disaster Field Office (DFO) that had been located in Poplar Bluff has relocated to Columbia. This office is provides a base of operations for administering...
Monday, June 3, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- To help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery assistance, a series of briefings is scheduled for those counties...
Friday, May 31, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for 22 more Missouri counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and...
Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- You don't need to live near water to be flooded. Flooding can be caused by storms, melting snow, water backup from inadequate or overloaded drainage systems and dam or levee...
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- More than 750 people have applied for disaster assistance and almost $1.75 million has been issued in recovery grants and loans throughout 48 counties since President Bush...
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- To help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery assistance, a series of briefings is scheduled for all the declared...
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- If your septic tank or well is damaged as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding beginning April 24 and continuing that struck 48 declared counties in Missouri, you...
Friday, May 24, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Disaster assistance has been made available in more Missouri counties to help residents and local governments recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and...
Friday, May 24, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are presenting free workshops, "Rebuilding a Safer, Stronger Community,"...
Friday, May 24, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Safe Rooms will help protect you and your family from injury or death due to the dangerous forces of high winds and tornadoes. Emergency response personnel and others cleaning...
Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- To better assist southeast Missouri residents and business owners who sustained losses from recent severe storms, tornadoes, and floods, three Federal Emergency Management...
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Hours of operation for the four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will change effective Friday, May 24. The DRCs offer disaster victims an opportunity to meet face-to-face with...
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration number will be closed Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, to observe Memorial Day weekend. The registration...
Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 00:00
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Disaster assistance has been made available in more Missouri counties to help residents and local governments recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding...
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 00:00
Washington, DC -- The Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid for Missouri has been expanded to cover flooding losses under an amended...

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