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

July 15, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Disaster officials report that federal disaster aid approved for Missouri has increased to almost $11.5 million. This aid was made available following President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration. According to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the number of counties included is 79. Of those, nine are eligible for Individual Assistance programs only, 31 for the Public Assistance program only and 39 for both forms of assistance.
July 5, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Disaster officials report that federal disaster aid approved for Missouri has increased to almost $9.5 million as the deadline to apply for assistance approaches.
July 1, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Missouri disaster victims who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. Monday, July 8, is the last day for those who experienced losses in 48 Missouri counties to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for Pemiscot County to help rebuild public property damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between April 24 and June 10, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Disaster officials report that federal disaster aid approved for Missouri has increased to more than $8 million as the deadline to apply for assistance approaches. According to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the number of counties included in President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration is currently 79. Of those, nine are eligible for Individual Assistance only, 31 for Public Assistance only and 39 for both forms of assistance.
June 24, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The deadline is just two weeks away for applying for federal disaster assistance in connection with the tornadoes and floods that struck Missouri beginning in late April. Monday, July 8, is the last day for those who experienced losses in 48 Missouri counties to register, according to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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