Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1773)
Incident period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 25, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 24, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are working to identify a small percentage of disaster assistance applicants who have been trying to cash in on the misfortune of others.
September 22, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senior citizens do not have to be concerned that applying for, or receiving, state and federal disaster financial assistance may cause them to sacrifice Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.
September 19, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State and federal officials advise flood victims to use care when hiring contractors to repair flood-damaged property. "Take the time to make sure your contractor is reputable, licensed and qualified before the work begins," said State Coordinating Officer Ronald Reynolds of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). "You'll protect yourself from unsatisfactory work and you will likely save money, too."
September 16, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations, in the recently added disaster-designated counties of Adair, Callaway, Chariton, Harrison, Macon, Monroe and Putnam.
September 16, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An often overlooked clause in National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies has helped many homeowners in Missouri to finance required improvements that saved them from significant damage in the next event. And, many owners of homes flooded this year are planning to file claims under the clause-termed Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)-to finance improvements that may save them from future damage.
September 15, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provide two main disaster assistance programs to help communities recover from the devastation of the severe storms and flooding that occurred between June 1 and Aug. 13th. They are as follows: INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE The Individuals and Households Program includes housing and/or financial assistance for other disaster-related needs. Housing Assistance may include funding for: