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
August 13, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Taney County to offer businesses and homeowners tips on how to repair and rebuild in a way to make properties less susceptible to damage from future disasters. Information will be available on how to prevent or lessen the effects of future water and wind damage, building a safe room, and even avoiding earthquake damage. All residents are encouraged to visit the center below and talk face-to-face with advisors on a wide variety of mitigation topics:
August 13, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Missourians who experienced flooding and owned flood insurance from the NFIP on their damaged homes or businesses may be eligible for up to $30,000 in additional aid. The money can be used to make their homes or businesses safe from future floods.
August 12, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many Missouri residents remain without flood insurance because their home or business has never been flooded. However, for those who live in a low- to moderate-risk area, signing up for an inexpensive Preferred Risk Policy under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes sense. Flood damage is not covered under homeowner insurance policies, and there is no guarantee that federal assistance will be available when a flood occurs.
August 11, 2008
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is one of the few sources of insurance for flood-prone communities that include millions of American homes and businesses. The program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency deserves recognition for NFIP insurance being the great bargain that it is. A Few Reasons to Buy Flood Insurance Now:
August 7, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Reconstructing flood-damaged property to be flood-resistant can save money, time, and grief the next time floodwaters rise, according to specialists from the State Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Here are some tips from FEMA's Mitigation experts to protect property from flooding:
August 5, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State and federal officials realize that following a disaster, and many weeks thereafter, residents may be misled by rumors about how to get disaster assistance and the types of aid programs that are available. When residents suffer losses they need accurate information. Some common questions may include: