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

July 27, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies are working together to expedite assistance to families and individuals who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in Missouri from May 5 - 18. Recovery services summary as of 7:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2007
July 26, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- People who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding. Floods can happen because of heavy rains, leaking levies, urban runoff, snow melt, sandbags forcing water to other areas, and rivers changing course. Flash floods can begin and end within a few hours, cutting a path of major destruction.
July 26, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Only two weeks remain 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:
July 20, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans total more than $2.41 million for individuals, households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding in Missouri May 5-18. Below is a recap of disaster activities as of the close of business on Thursday, July 19, 2007:
July 19, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This week is the last chance for Holt County residents and business owners impacted by the severe storms and flooding of May 5-18 to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) jointly operated by the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The DRC is open through Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 105 W. Sixth St., Mound City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 18, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of the most important things Missouri residents can do to protect their homes, businesses and personal property is to buy flood insurance, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. Flooding is the most common type of natural disaster.  FEMA statistics report that homeowners have a 26 percent chance of flood-related losses and only a 9 percent chance of fire-related losses in the life of a 30-year mortgage.

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