Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding (DR-1676)

Incident period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 15, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 20, 2007
News Release
Columbia, Mo. -- As victims of the recent ice storm turn to the task of cleaning up debris, the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge them to exercise caution. Many jobs will require the use of accident prone tools and machinery. The chain saw is one of the most efficient and productive power tools used for debris clean up but if not used properly it can be dangerous. To avoid harm, follow these simple instructions: Survey the job at hand and plan your task.
January 19, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents who may be using generators for power to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. As ice storm victims tackle the massive job of clearing up debris left by the recent storms many will turn to portable generators for power. Experts warn that gasoline powered generators should not be used indoors because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities have reported several deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.
January 18, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The federal disaster declaration for last weekend’s ice storm will help local governments with their emergency protective and life safety actions. This declaration does not include the federal Individual Assistance program. The Red Cross, Salvation Army, and many other voluntary organizations are providing assistance to individuals. Authorization of the Individual Assistance program is generally based on widespread, UNINSURED damages to primary residences.
January 17, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A word of caution to individuals with damages from the recent severe winter storm: be wary of promises for reimbursement for generator purchases or debris removal from private property. Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have received reports that some vendors are going door-to-door offering services or goods to help residents recover from the severe winter storm of last weekend.
January 16, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding beginning on January 12, 2007, and continuing.
January 16, 2007
News Release
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- On January 15, President Bush authorized a major disaster declaration for 35 Missouri jurisdictions, following a severe weekend ice storm. Under this declaration the Public Assistance program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was made available to entities in the following jurisdictions: Barry, Barton, Callaway, Camden, Christian, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Montgomery, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St.

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