Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1463)

Incident period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 6, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 16, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Only a few days remain to visit a Disaster Recovery Center and talk face-to-face with recovery specialists. The centers are temporary educational resource centers coordinated by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 13, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- In response to the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that devastated much of Missouri last month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are partnering to support hazard mitigation projects in all Missouri counties.
June 13, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- After a review of disaster damages across Missouri, federal disaster assistance has been expanded in Marion, Monroe and Saline Counties to include Public Assistance (Infrastructure), state and federal officials announced today. The designation will help governmental entities, public utilities and certain non-profit organizations in these counties pay for eligible costs resulting from the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that caused damages between May 4 and May 30.
June 12, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Over the next 10 days, the six remaining Disaster Recovery Centers located in communities across Missouri will close their doors. (See attached closing schedule.) Disaster Recovery Centers are temporary educational resource centers, coordinated by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In all, 11 Disaster Recovery Centers were opened throughout the state to assist survivors of the May tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.
June 12, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- If your small business suffered economic injury as a result of the May tornadoes, severe storms and flooding, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 10, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Missouri residents and business owners in the 74 counties declared eligible for Individual Assistance have less than one month to apply for disaster assistance. The last day applications for Individual Assistance will be accepted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is July 7. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date.

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