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

June 21, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- After a spring that was stormy enough for 79 Missouri counties to be included in a presidential disaster declaration, state and federal officials urge homeowners to consider disaster resistance when rebuilding or remodeling. Small steps can often make a tremendous difference, according to representatives of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Some of the measures that can help keep damages to a minimum when storms come include the following:
June 19, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The number of counties included in President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration is currently 79. Of those, ten are eligible for Individual Assistance only, 31 for Public Assistance only and 38 for both forms of assistance. Individual Assistance includes grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are the primary form of assistance available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
June 17, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- State and federal officials urge disaster victims who receive loan applications as part of their assistance package to return the forms. The applications must be completed and returned before further assistance can be considered, say representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
June 14, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- Friday, June 21, is the last day to file a claim for disaster unemployment assistance in Crawford, Dent, Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve counties; Monday, June 24, is the deadline in Washington County. The aid became available after President Bush issued a disaster declaration May 6.
June 12, 2002
News Release
Columbia, MO -- The number of counties included in the President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration has grown to 79. Of those, 10 are eligible for Individual Assistance only, 31 for Public Assistance only and 38 for both forms of assistance. Individual Assistance includes grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are the primary form of assistance available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
June 12, 2002
News Release
Columbia, 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 declared eligible for Public Assistance in connection with the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 24 through June 10. The Public Assistance/Infrastructure Program provides federal funds to reimburse costs up to 75 percent for removing debris, conducting emergency activities and repairing levees, roads, bridges, utility and water control facilities, public buildings, and parks.

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