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April 24, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five clean up and repair projects for damages from January's severe winter storm totaling over $35 million have been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These five projects in southwest Missouri are for debris removal and monitoring costs and repairs to damaged distribution systems of two electric cooperatives.
April 18, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As of April 17, more than $17 million has been obligated to the state of Missouri by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Public Assistance grant program for costs associated with the two severe winter storms that swept through the state. The $17,296,796 obligation represents the federal share of the cost of eligible work submitted for reimbursement to date by applicants throughout the declared jurisdictions.
March 28, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As of March 28, nearly $16 million has been obligated to the state of Missouri by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Public Assistance grant program for costs associated with the two severe winter storms that swept through the state.
March 12, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An army of workers in dump trucks, skip loaders, backhoes, knuckle boom trucks and other equipment is scouring disaster-struck Missouri, clearing and disposing of more than 3 million cubic yards of debris left by the ice storms that hammered the state in this winter.
February 9, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At the request of officials with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) yesterday extended the deadline to March 1, 2007, for the state, local governments, and certain private non-profit entities affected by the January 2007 ice storm to apply for FEMA's Public Assistance program.
February 9, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA , Mo. -- Additional federal disaster aid will be available for infrastructure repairs in 25 Missouri counties hard hit by the January ice storm, disaster recovery officials said today. The counties eligible to apply for additional federal disaster assistance are: Barry, Camden, Christian, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Webster, and Wright .
February 8, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In a continuing effort to inform the media, local officials and taxpayers about federal disaster assistance, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) today provided the following Q & A. QUESTION: I heard the reason FEMA isn't reimbursing people for generators and hotel bills is that the agency spent so much money on Katrina victims in Louisiana , there's nothing left for Missourians. True?
February 7, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA , Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are partnering with local officials to help Missouri communities recover after the recent ice storms. "We know that the road to recovery can sometimes seem daunting," said Michael L. Karl, FEMA federal coordinating officer. "Our role is to work with our state counterparts at SEMA and to help local officials find the best and shortest route on the road to recovery."
January 29, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Although FEMA's Individual Assistance program has not been approved for Missourians affected by the recent ice storms, other forms of assistance are available for those in need. The American Red Cross is taking the lead in this effort. Missourians with emergency disaster-related needs should call 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) .
January 26, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In a continuing effort to dispel rumors and misinformation regarding available disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) today provided answers to commonly asked questions: QUESTION: Will FEMA reimburse me for the hotel/motel bills I incurred during the power outage?

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