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 5, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Picking up the pieces after a disaster is hard for anyone. But imagine the challenges for the elderly and those with special needs who watched the May tornadoes and storms pummel their neighborhoods, leaving behind massive tree limbs and other debris. As a result of the disaster and in response to Missourians with special needs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission-assigned AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, to lend a collective hand and heart to the clean-up effort.
June 4, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- The emotional consequences of a disaster such as the May tornadoes, severe storms and flooding experienced in Missouri can be far reaching and long lasting. "Losing a home, business, or personal property to disaster takes a financial toll on survivors," said Mike Karl, federal coordinating officer for the Missouri recovery effort. "But the emotional toll a disaster exacts can be devastating, too. A survivor's emotional well-being also needs to be addressed."
June 4, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- In response to the tornado, severe storms and flooding that began May 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated 31 Missouri counties eligible for Public Assistance.
June 4, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- After a review of disaster damages in Gasconade County, federal disaster assistance has been expanded in Gasconade County 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 Gasconade County pay for eligible costs resulting from damages caused by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding since May 4.
June 3, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Disaster assistance has been made available for residents in six more Missouri counties to help individuals recover from the effects of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that began on May 4, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. The counties added to the disaster declaration for Individual Assistance are: Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Iron, Monroe, and Phelps. Crawford County was originally eligible for Public Assistance (Infrastructure) from FEMA.
June 3, 2003
News Release
Springfield, MO -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers will close this week, leaving seven Disaster Recovery Centers open in Missouri to provide disaster relief information and assistance. On Thursday, June 5, the Disaster Recovery Center in Battlefield will close at 6 p.m. On Friday, June 6, the Disaster Recovery Center in Camdenton will close at 6 p.m. Disaster Recovery Centers are coordinated by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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