Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1708)

Incident period: May 5, 2007 to May 18, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 11, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 17, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than $5.22 million has been approved in disaster recovery aid in Missouri for homeowners, renters, business owners and local governments suffering damage from the severe storms and flooding in Missouri May 5-18. The following summary from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is as of 7 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2007:
August 6, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This Friday, two significant events occur simultaneously: Registration for Missouri disaster assistance ends and the Clinton County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lathrop will close.
August 3, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Disaster assistance in grants and loans to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in Missouri May 5-18 totals more than $2.8 million. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the following is the recovery services summary as of 7 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, 2007:
August 2, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Only one week remains for people impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred May 5 – 18, 2007, to register for disaster assistance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency remind residents. The following deadlines are important for homeowners, renters and business owners in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Holt, Jackson, Lafayette, Livingston, Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, and Platte counties:
August 1, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Residents of Missouri have been hit hard this spring and summer by severe storms and flooding.  Information learned from these disasters can help everyone to identify steps that could be taken now to lessen the financial impact and damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies in the future. There are many types of preparedness measures that are available.  Purchasing flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is one way to save a lot of headaches and money following a disaster.
July 30, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missourians living or working in Clinton County who are unemployed due to the severe storms and flooding of May 5-18 are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), according to the State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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