Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1635)

Incident period: March 30, 2006 to April 3, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 5, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 24, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) urge Missourians to be extremely cautious when hiring contractors to repair or rebuild property damaged by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Unfortunately, disasters can attract unscrupulous contractors who will try to take advantage of people trying to recover from a natural disaster," said Thomas J. Costello, FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer.
April 21, 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 response and recovery efforts for those affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March 11-13, 2006, and March 30- April 3, 2006. To date, $2,037,502 has been disbursed for Housing Assistance which may include lodging expense reimbursement, repair assistance and temporary rental assistance.
April 20, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri homeowners, renters and business owners who experienced losses due to recent tornadoes and storms are encouraged to register for assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., CDT, seven days a week, until further notice. People may also register online at www.fema.gov.
April 18, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Manufactured homes for disaster victims will soon be arriving in Pemiscot County. These are the first of a number of temporary housing units being made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to residents of the region whose homes were damaged or destroyed by recent storms and tornadoes.
April 17, 2006
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Victims of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March 11-13 and March 30-April 3, 2006, who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out, urge disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), SBA and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA.)

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