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 22, 2002
News Release
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 number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those who are hearing or speech-impaired, will resume regular hours of operations on Tuesday, May 28. Anyone who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding since April 24 should take the first step in applying for help by calling the teleregistration number.
May 22, 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 that began April 24 and are continuing, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced on May 21. As a result of recent extensive flooding, President Bush's disaster declaration of May 6 was amended on May 21 to reopen the incident period and add counties.
May 22, 2002
News Release
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 disaster recovery workers. The new hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday The DRCs are located: 101 First Street 6 Mineral Drive Marble Hill Bollinger County 6 Mineral Drive Ellsinore Carter County
May 21, 2002
News Release
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 major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush on May 6. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the action extends the declaration's eligible incident period to include damage to private and public property from the recent floods. The initial declaration covered losses from severe storms and tornadoes that struck the southeastern part of state in late April.
May 20, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- In the two weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster in southeast Missouri for the severe storms and tornadoes of April 24-28, more than 320 people have applied for disaster assistance and nearly $250,000 has been issued in recovery grants and loans throughout the 19 counties. The declared counties are: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Douglas, Dunklin, Howell, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Stoddard, Texas and Wayne.
May 18, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- If you suffered damage from the recent severe storms and tornadoes April 24 to 28, you may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even though you are insured. FEMA also may be able to help storm victims who are uninsured, underinsured or whose insurance policies do not cover all expenses, damages or losses.

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