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 17, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Disaster assistance for storm and tornado victims in southeast Missouri is as close as the nearest Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). For one-on-one help, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are opening two more DRCs.
May 16, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- State and federal recovery officials urge Missourians to be extremely careful when hiring cleanup and repair contractors. Once Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors have determined that a property owner is eligible for disaster assistance, it is time to hire a contractor. Since scam artists often try to take advantage of storm victims, FEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency officials recommend the following:
May 15, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- The first step in applying for disaster assistance in the wake of the severe storms and tornadoes of April 24 through 28 is to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The number is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
May 15, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Following the storms and tornadoes in southeast Missouri April 24 through 28, those who incurred property damage may not know where to turn. President Bush declared 19 counties as federal disaster areas. Those counties are Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Douglas, Dunklin, Howell, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Stoddard, Texas and Wayne. Missourians in the 19 declared counties may call the following organizations for help.
May 14, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and tornadoes April 24-28, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Monday, May 11, 2002. They will be located in Carter and Bollinger counties.
May 14, 2002
News Release
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Residents and business owners in southeastern Missouri who were affected by storms and tornadoes between April 24 and April 28 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. A total of 19 counties were designated on May 8 for federal aid including Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Douglas, Dunklin, Howell, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Stoddard, Texas and Wayne.

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