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

March 29, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA , Mo. -- Officials urge insured Missourians who experienced losses due to the March 11-13 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to contact their insurance agents to file claims as soon as possible. According to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), FEMA must know the extent of homeowner's primary insurance or flood insurance coverage before making a determination about qualified federal and state disaster assistance.
March 28, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations Teams are reaching out to those affected by the March 11-13 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
March 27, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Individuals who suffered damages from the recent tornadoes and storms between March 11 and 13 may be eligible for disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Missouri even if they are insured.
March 24, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Disaster assistance has been made available for more Missouri counties to help residents and business owners recover from the effects of recent tornadoes and storms federal and state officials announced today. Officials with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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.
March 24, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- To help meet the ongoing needs of those who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding on March 11-13, 2006, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Perryville, Missouri. The center provides a single location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists. The location of the Disaster Recovery Center:
March 22, 2006
News Release
Columbia, MO -- State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Damage Assessment Teams are now working with City and County officials to collect information on infrastructure damages to public property throughout the state. Missouri officials may use this information to ask FEMA to add more counties to the Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance.

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