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

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Incident period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 06, 2003


August 27, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MO -- Officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) delivered final Comprehensive Recovery Plans to the cities of Stockton and Pierce City. FEMA presented the plans at each city's weekly council meeting, Monday, August 25.

July 8, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MO -- More than 100 Missourians called to apply for disaster assistance yesterday - the final day that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number was available to accept applications. Nearly $32 million in state and federal assistance has already been approved for more than 2,300 claims from Missourians who were affected by the devastating tornadoes, severe storms and flooding which began on May 4. Federal and state disaster officials offer the following 60-day summary of assistance efforts to date:

July 7, 2003 - News Release

Springfield, MO -- Today (July 7) is the last day for Missourians in 74 designated counties affected the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding, which occurred May 4-30, to apply for state and federal disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) will take calls until 6 p.m. (CDT) today. The special number for those who are hearing or speech impaired is TTY 800-462-7585. Multilingual assistance is available when needed.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 2,423 $8,779,157.72 $4,444,964.35 $4,334,193.37
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 02:02 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $19,562,866.28 $7,127,084.88 $12,269,180.76
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:33 (Updated daily)

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