Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1760)

Incident period: May 10, 2008 to May 11, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 23, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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:
May 30, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal disaster recovery professionals trained in community outreach are visiting people in tornado-stricken Barry, Jasper and Newton Counties, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said Friday. FEMA Community Relations (CR) specialists will visit residences, churches, community organizations, and emergency managers, providing answers to questions about disaster assistance.
May 29, 2008
News Release
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After every disaster, people impacted by it will be contacted by a number of people representing voluntary organizations, construction companies, safety and building officials, and government agencies. High on the list is the call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) housing inspector. On-site inspections are an important early step helping to speed aid to homeowners and renters suffering tornado damage. All inspectors carry photo identification and will have the FEMA registration number assigned to the person whose home is being inspected.

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