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
May 28, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening at 1 p.m. on May 29 in Barry and Newton counties in southwestern Missouri to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from tornadoes, severe storms or flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Management Agency announced the following locations: Barry County Purdy Community Center 403 State Highway C Purdy, MO 65734 Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
May 27, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations suffering damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of May 10-11 should register immediately to be considered for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Federal disaster aid has been made available in Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the tornado-stricken counties of Newton, Jasper and Barry, an area already hard-hit with severe flooding over the last two months.
May 23, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
May 23, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes during the period of May 10-11, 2008. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Barry, Jasper, and Newton counties.