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 3, 2003
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).
June 2, 2003
Springfield, MO -- As Missourians prepare to observe the one-month anniversary of the historic tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that began on May 4, federal and state disaster officials said today that assistance is reaching those who need it.
May 31, 2003
Springfield, MO -- For about the cost of remodeling a bathroom, you can survive a tornado by creating a Safe Room. This specially-designed room can save lives by giving a part of your house and you a "suit of armor."
May 30, 2003
Springfield, MO -- Federal and state disaster officials remind Missourians that June 6, 2003 is the deadline for filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for persons living or working in the following counties: Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Camden, Cass, Cedar, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Ray, Saline, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon and Webster.
May 30, 2003
Springfield, MO -- Disaster assistance has been made available for ten more Missouri counties to help local governments recover from the effects of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that began on May 4, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. Mike Karl, federal coordinating officer for the Missouri disaster recovery effort, said the counties were added to the list of eligible jurisdictions based on a review of damage data gathered by state and federal disaster recovery officials.
May 29, 2003
Springfield, MO -- Beginning this weekend, the FEMA toll-free teleregistration number will be closed on Sundays. Missouri residents in disaster-designated counties whose homes, business or personal property sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began on May 4 may apply for disaster assistance by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY: 800-462-7585, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.