Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1631)

Incident period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 16, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 28, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials continue recovery efforts for those affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March 8-13, 2006, and March 30- April 3, 2006. To date, $2,419,516 has been approved for Housing Assistance, including lodging expense reimbursement, repair assistance and temporary rental assistance.
April 28, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Steelville, Missouri, operated jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) will close on Monday, May 1, 2006, at 7 p.m. The center is located in Crawford County at the Rivers of Life Fellowship Church, 470 Grand Drive, Steelville, Missouri. Federal and state officials are on site to provide information and answer questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance.
April 27, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Keeping contact information current is as important as registration in the disaster recovery process. That is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Missourians affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding. Residents need to stay in touch with the US . Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and update their contact information as it changes.
April 26, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Columbia, Missouri, operated jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) will close on Friday, April 28, 2006, at 7 p.m. The center is located in Boone County at 607 East Ash, Columbia, Missouri, adjacent to the Johnson Pittsburg Paint Company. Federal and state officials are on site to provide information and answer questions for residents who registered for disaster assistance.
April 26, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. ? The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency announced today that the incident period of the March 16 Presidential disaster declaration has been changed from March 11-13 to March 8-13, 2006. "The additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by emergency management officials," said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. Costello.
April 26, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Lawrence and Vernon counties are now eligible to receive all categories of Public Assistance under the major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on March 16, 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We are committed to working with our counterparts on the state and local levels to help communities rebuild," said Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. Costello. "We look forward to continuing to provide necessary resources on Missouri 's path to recovery."

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