Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1412)

Incident period: April 24, 2002 to June 10, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 6, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 22, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program is helping Barry County repair roads and bridges damaged by severe spring storms. Because of damages caused by the storms in May, President Bush issued a disaster declaration on May 6 for a number of Missouri counties. Torrential rains in various parts of the county caused flash flooding, washing out roads, low water crossings and damaging a bridge. Barry County was designated eligible for the Public Assistance program on May 21.
August 12, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Scotland County is getting federal help to repair roads and bridges damaged by severe spring storms. Through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program, the county will receive funding to help with repairs at numerous project sites around the county.
August 12, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program is helping Webster County repair roads and a couple of low water bridges damaged by severe spring storms.
August 8, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Mercer County is getting federal help to repair roads and bridges damaged by severe spring storms. Through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program, the county will receive funding to help with repairs at more than 54 project sites.
August 2, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The city of Columbia will receive financial assistance, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program, to replace parts of its Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant damaged by floods in May. On May 6, President Bush issued a disaster declaration for a number of Missouri counties as a result of the damages caused in the state by turbulent spring weather. On June 10, Boone County was named eligible for the Public Assistance program available as part of that declaration.
July 29, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The weather was not kind to eastern Missouri this year. Tornadoes in April were followed by floods in May. On May 6, President Bush declared five Missouri counties a disaster area. As rains and flooding continued, more counties, including Iron, were added to the declaration. That designation opened the door for a number of federal programs designed to aid individuals, business owners, and local governments repair the damages from winds and floods.

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