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

May 28, 2002
News Release
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 may be eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 28, 2002
News Release
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 counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding beginning April 24 and continuing. 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.
May 24, 2002
News Release
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 beginning April 24 and continuing, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 24, 2002
News Release
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," from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Three Rivers Community College, 2080 Three Rivers Boulevard, Poplar Bluff. The free workshops will help homeowners, renters, business owners, builders and lenders learn how to diminish damage from severe storms and tornadoes. Anyone interested in building a stronger, safer community should attend one of these workshops.
May 24, 2002
News Release
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 up after severe storms and tornadoes often have found an interior room of a severely damaged home still standing when most of the house has been destroyed.
May 23, 2002
News Release
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 Agency (FEMA)/Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers will relocate next week. The three Disaster Recovery Centers will remain open at their present locations through 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. They are:

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