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July 11, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Families, individuals and businesses in three Missouri counties - Barry, Jasper, and Newton - that suffered damage from the May 10 and 11 severe storms and tornadoes have  one week to register for help from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 7, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Families, individuals and businesses in three Missouri counties - Barry, Jasper, and Newton - that suffered damage from the May 10 and 11 severe storms and tornadoes have  two weeks to register for help from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 25, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Starting this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency registration Helpline will be open weekdays only. Anyone who has suffered disaster-related property damages from the May tornadoes should register for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online, registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at www.fema.gov.
June 20, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Residents affected by flooding in mid-March and the severe storms and tornadoes in May have through June 27 at 7 p.m. to visit the Newton County Disaster Recovery Center, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Located at Calvary Baptist Church, 2650 Oak Ridge Extension in Neosho, the center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The DRC is also open Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to noon.
June 11, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Kind-hearted Missourians affected by the flooding in mid-March and the severe storms and tornadoes in May should not forego registering for disaster assistance just because they think it will keep that aid from reaching their less-fortunate neighbors. Federal and state officials assured Missourians there is enough disaster assistance available for all who qualify.
June 10, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Don't despair if you received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating that you have been denied for disaster assistance. It may be that FEMA cannot complete the assistance evaluation process until you supply additional personal information or insurance information.
June 6, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A team of mitigation experts will be at home supply stores in Barry and Jasper counties. The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with local home supply stores, offer outreach teams to provide people with mitigation and disaster assistance information. Teams will be at the following locations:
June 5, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Residents of Barry and Jasper counties affected by the severe storms and tornadoes in May or flooding in mid-March have until June 13 to visit their local Disaster Recovery Centers, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both DRCs are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday, through June 13. The locations are: Barry County Purdy Community Center 403 State Highway C Purdy, MO 65734 Jasper County Bethany Presbyterian Church 1930 Virginia Ave. Joplin, MO 64804
June 3, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many businesses - some legitimate and some not so legitimate - follow disaster events and offer services of various kinds to those who have suffered losses. Be cautious of anyone offering assistance, especially for a fee.
June 2, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A team of mitigation experts will be at home supply stores in Newton, Barry, and Jasper counties. The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with local home supply stores, offer outreach teams to provide people with mitigation and disaster assistance information. Teams will be at the following locations:

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